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First, You made a good run at the per user costs, but whiffed on how many users there are. Apple supports billions of downloads per year.

More importantly, Apple isn’t a mere payment processer, and it certainly isn’t a mere CDN.

Then entire storefront, updated constantly with new marketing programs in hundreds of country specific stores, and in dozens of languages. Then there is the technological infrastructure behind it, from XCode to TestFlight, to crash reporting, to all the payment systems, etc, etc.

And overall developers benefit greatly from App Store review.The average iOS user downloads more apps and spends far more on the App Store in a great part because of the greater safety and security of iOS apps.

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