Apple hadn’t owned the domain name of their major products/services – iPhone.com, iCloud.com and Facetime.com. They bought them at a premium from the respective companies.
As of January 8, 2015, App developers have earned $25 billion which translates to almost $11 billion for Apple - the company takes 30% of the total revenue. Now when you think about it, Apple simply provides a platform for the third party developers - No storage costs, no R&D - and gets billions! [more...]