It is if you live in a country that the average nurse makes $250 a month and the lunch the average person can afford is $1.50does Apple Store also fetch 30% of the app sale like google do?
99€ looks a lot but here if me goto a fast food restaurant 10€ is nothing for one meal.
My admob request are 3 million per month and about 1 million impression BUT due to the low cpm of my country region i only get about 80$ per month from them life in Asia is hardagree, the price should belong a country, i know also people that get 1/10 salary or less in Asia
Of course this post is from a developer point of view. But even from a customer point of view Apple's prices are outrageous.On the other hand we should consider that Google is collecting constantly much more money by giving license of Android usage to mobile phones manufacturers and their earnings are per device. Thus we all enjoy only 20€ in Google play store developer account.
The same is valid for Apple. It does not provide iOS to other mobile phone manufacturers and thus it rolls the cost to devices and developers.
Both companies are living organisms who need to be feeded to produce and give us their "products" although now that I think about it the previous sentence looks kind of disgusting.
As a developer though I believe that Android is much much much better than iOS since it provides a lot more opportunities and it does not totally break your b@lls out of caring for security...