Apple tax

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Apple + tax

referring to the Apple corporation

Noun[edit]

Apple tax (plural Apple taxes)

  1. (slang) the price premium paid by Macintosh users over that of a Wintel PC of comparable power and features
  2. (slang) by extension, the price premium paid by consumers of Apple consumer products over comparable devices from competitors
  3. (slang) the large cut of the gross paid to iTunes from every sale on iTunes by content providers, over how much a cut is given at other online retailers

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