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  • Apple Failing to Pay, Devs Threatening Lawsuit
    Apple needs to re-evaluate their payment process to App Store devs. Apple has been paying late and more recently the numbers of devs that are not getting paid at all is on the rise. According to Apple's contract with iPhone developers who are selling their apps on the App Store

    Upon collection of any amounts from any end-user as the price for any Licensed Application
    delivered to that end-user hereunder, Apple shall deduct the full amount of its commission with respect to that Licensed Application, and any taxes collected by Apple under Section 3.2 hereof, and shall remit to You, or issue a credit in Your favor, as the case may be, the remainder of those prices on a monthly basis, no later than forty-five (45) days following the close of the month in which that amount was received by Apple. Each remittance by Apple under this Section 3.5 shall be accompanied by a sales report in sufficient detail to permit You to verify the accuracy and completeness of the amount remitted by Apple. You hereby acknowledge and agree that Apple shall be entitled to a commission, in accordance with this Section 3.5 on the delivery of any Licensed Application to any end-user, even if Apple is unable to collect the price for that Licensed Application from that end-user . . .
    Many developers have started actively discussing these issues on the iphonedevsdk forums and it appears that Apple's failure to hold up their end of the bargain and pay is fairly wide spread. It is not clear yet whether any or all of these developers will follow things all the way through and file a lawsuit against Apple but one thing is for certain: Apple needs to get their act together and make things good with the developers creating applications that make Apple the big $$$$$$$.

    [via techcrunch]
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Failing to Pay, Devs Threatening Lawsuit started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 36 Comments
    1. beeryce's Avatar
      beeryce -
      Amen! That's pretty awful!!!
    1. jwilcox09's Avatar
      jwilcox09 -
      And we thought Apple was any different than Microsoft...I guess when you get popular it gives the right to play the D-Bag card...I would be pissed as well...Good luck to them..
    1. BenzoHartt's Avatar
      BenzoHartt -
      Wow! This kinda sucks... Apple is supposed to be better than that.
    1. lilskaterpunk's Avatar
      lilskaterpunk -
      Thats Apple being Apple!
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      When they realized just how big the App Store was going to get after the first couple months they should have hired sufficient staff in their accounting dept to make sure everything got paid on time. They are most likely just so buried in paperwork they can't keep up.
    1. BenzoHartt's Avatar
      BenzoHartt -
      Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
      When they realized just how big the App Store was going to get after the first couple months they should have hired sufficient staff in their accounting dept to make sure everything got paid on time. They are most likely just so buried in paperwork they can't keep up.
      Agreed... and who wouldn't wanna work for Apple.
    1. nycdiplomat's Avatar
      nycdiplomat -
      Quote Originally Posted by BenzoHartt View Post
      Agreed... and who wouldn't wanna work for Apple.
      i wouldnt, especially now that i know they wont pay me when i need to be
    1. BenzoHartt's Avatar
      BenzoHartt -
      Quote Originally Posted by nycdiplomat View Post
      i wouldnt, especially now that i know they wont pay me when i need to be

      Good Point! They'd have to pay us with macbook pro's.lol
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      I know people who work for Apple and they are a great company. Great pay scale, awesome fringe benefits, happy working environment. I saw the blueprints for a corporate office the built here in Austin and it was sweet!
    1. jdys_1991's Avatar
      jdys_1991 -
      lol xD
      Anyway, I would never have expected something like that from Apple.
      If it was me, i would have paid everyone on a set date i.e. 1st day of every month or every three months or what ever.
      That way they could have coded something which wouldnt need "humans" to take care of this crap.
      Damn. :/
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Quote Originally Posted by BenzoHartt View Post
      Agreed... and who wouldn't wanna work for Apple.
      well, after reading this, I am not so sure I would...

      I do find it silly that people are saying things like "I can't believe this... from Apple?" People, Apple isn't God, it is another company with its own agendas and shortcomings. Way too many people have idolized this company. It really needs to stop.
    1. H0CKEY's Avatar
      H0CKEY -
      Just make a personal visit and B*** *** F*** outta them, mmm the sounds of bones breaking is like munching on your favorite bag of chips (pleasure).....CRUNCH CRUNCH.. Wouldn't care how their legal team was , every apple person has to leave their home , place of employment , get into their car , and so on ..... pssst hey APPLE Pay Up !! ...it's not a threat its free advice.
    1. Bluprint's Avatar
      Bluprint -
      I was told by apple to keep my job confidential. lol They even made me sign a contract, anyways I left that sorry excuse of a company. They still owe me a paycheck too.
    1. royalnewjersey's Avatar
      royalnewjersey -
      Quote Originally Posted by H0CKEY View Post
      Just make a personal visit and B*** *** F*** outta them, mmm the sounds of bones breaking is like munching on your favorite bag of chips (pleasure).....CRUNCH CRUNCH.. Wouldn't care how their legal team was , every apple person has to leave their home , place of employment , get into their car , and so on ..... pssst hey APPLE Pay Up !! ...it's not a threat its free advice.
      WTF...?

      Am I the ONLY person who did not understand a single word of that sentence...?
    1. shinerbocksi's Avatar
      shinerbocksi -
      Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
      I know people who work for Apple and they are a great company. Great pay scale, awesome fringe benefits, happy working environment. I saw the blueprints for a corporate office the built here in Austin and it was sweet!

      I need a job there, I live right around the corner.
    1. kingboarder's Avatar
      kingboarder -
      it is about time that Steve Jobs returns.....everything is going out of hand at Apple
    1. mytran80's Avatar
      mytran80 -
      there are so many developers ,it takes time to pay everybody ,the payment process takes longer then expected,so give apple a break ,but i do say that apple has to let people know ,they should open up a new department and call it the " response department" lol...
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      Lmao ^^

      Actually I'd rather work for Microsoft, more money!
    1. bteamer's Avatar
      bteamer -
      Quote Originally Posted by H0CKEY View Post
      Just make a personal visit and B*** *** F*** outta them, mmm the sounds of bones breaking is like munching on your favorite bag of chips (pleasure).....CRUNCH CRUNCH.. Wouldn't care how their legal team was , every apple person has to leave their home , place of employment , get into their car , and so on ..... pssst hey APPLE Pay Up !! ...it's not a threat its free advice.
      Er.... Did you just say something about eating their bones?

      :backs away slowly:
    1. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      For more info on this subject...

      We've already heard about the developers upset about late or missing payments from Apple. Now TechCrunch reports that that isn't the worst of it, and some developers are even threatening legal action. Many of the complaints on the developer forums (1,2) paint a pretty ugly picture of how Apple is treating their developers.
      One particularly serious case involves a developer who hasn't received a single payment from Apple since November 2009. An App Store finance team even accused his multiple email requests as "bordering on harassment," claiming that the reason they hadn't gotten to him yet was because of all the other emails they've been getting.

      Another developer who has been waiting since September says Apple currently owes him $7000.
      Now, we know it's one thing for Apple to be having problems with this, but what is perhaps the most disturbing part about the situation is that despite the bombarding of complaints and negative publicity it has generated, Apple appears to be doing nothing about it, nor even trying to look like they're fixing it.
      It's saddening to see Apple treating developers in this way. Based on the forum posts, they are pushing many of them away to other platforms.

      Developers Threaten Legal Action Against Apple For Missed App Store Payments | iPhone Alley