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Sensor Tower: Apple App Store’s top publishers earn 64% more than Google Play Mobile market analyst Sensor Tower looked at the 100 top app publishers on Apple and Google and found that those on the iOS side made 64% percent more compared to Android during the first quarter of 2019.
Combining both platforms, the top 100 made an average of $130.4 million. The top 100 on Apple made an average of $83.4 million, while the Android ones earned $51 million. When talking specifically about gaming apps, it comes down to $70 million for iOS and $48 million for Google Play.
Apple said in a letter to Robert Lighthizer released Thursday that tariffs on its products would hurt its contribution to the U.S. economy.The letter also said the tariffs would make it tough for Apple to compete against Chinese companies that would not be affected by the tariffs.Apple is reportedly considering moving some of its production out of China if the tariffs go into effect.
Apple CEO Tim Cook attends China Development Forum 2017 - Economic Summit at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse on March 18, 2017 in Beijing, China. VCG | Getty Images
Apple said in a letter to U.S. trade representative Robert Lighthizer released Thursday that tariffs on its products would hurt its contribution to the U.S. economy.
The letter, which is dated June 17, says the impact of U.S. proposed tariffs “would result in a reduction of Apple’s economic contribution.”
The letter adds that the tariffs “would also weigh on Apple’s global competitiveness” because Chinese companies Apple competes with would not be subject to the tariffs. The letter concludes by saying Apple urges the U.S. “not to proceed with these tariffs.”
Apple says in the letter that all of its major products like the iPhone, Mac, iPad and more would be affected by the tariffs since they are produced in China.
Apple is considering shifting some of its production outside of China in anticipation of the tariffs, Nikkei and The Wall Street Journal reported this week.
An Apple spokesperson declined to comment. A spokesperson for Lighthizer was not immediately available to comment.