Apple Small App Developer Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Closed

Closed Settlement Statement:

According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.

Case Summary:

Apple has established a $100,000,000 fund to provide assistance to app developers as part of this settlement in light of the continuing coronavirus pandemic. It has also agreed to changes in the terms of its business arrangements with app developers. The complaint alleged that Apple had a monopoly on iOS apps and in-app product distribution that violated antitrust laws and California’s laws against unfair competition. Among other things, the complaint alleged that Apple charged an excessive commission of 30% or made artificially low payments to app developers.

Docket Number:


Company: Apple

Filing Deadline: May 20, 2022

Class Period: June 4, 2015 to April 26, 2021

Objection Deadline: March 21, 2022

Exclusion Deadline: March 21, 2022

Final Approval Hearing: June 7, 2022

Proof of Purchase:

You must identify your developer accounts. Presumably company records will be used for verification of earnings.


You may be eligible if you are a former or current US app developer who created an iOS application or in-app product (including subscriptions) that was sold for a non-zero price in Apple’s app store that earned, through all associated accounts, proceed of $1 million or less in every calendar year, from 2015 to 2021, in which you had a developer account. For the purposes of this class definition, the 2015 calendar year will run from June 4, 2015 through December 31, 2015, and the 2021 calendar year will run from January 1, 2021 through April 26, 2021.

Typical Settlement Amount:

The Notice says, “In light of the contributions made by small develops to the app economy, particularly as the economy continues to suffer the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic, Apple … has established a $100 million fund as part of the settlement.” Payments are estimated at between $250 and $30,000. (However, it appears that the $30,000 payment is for developers who have earned more than $1 million per calendar year.) Apple has also agreed to certain rules as to how it does business with app developers. These include a commission rate of no more than 15% for US developers who are enrolled in the Small Business Program. For further details, see the Notice at https://angeion-public.s3.amazonaws.com/www.SmallAppDeveloperAssistance.com/docs/Apple+Cameron+-+Detailed+Notice.pdf.

Total Settlement Amount: $100,000,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:


Law Firm:
Hagens Berman

Claim Form: Apple Small App Developer Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Cameron et al. v. Apple Inc.

Settlement Website: Apple Small App Developer Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Angeion Group

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Cameron et al. v. Apple Inc. Settlement Administrator
1650 Arch Street, Suite 2210
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Tags: Anticompetitive Actions, Antitrust, Electronic Apps and Updates, Monopoly