Apple is ordered by Dutch regulators to 'allow third-party payment systems in dating apps'
Apple continues to be under pressure from regulators to allow developers to use third-party payment systems instead of the App Store as in-app payment systems. Newly, Dutch regulators have ordered Apple to 'allow third-party payment systems in dating apps.'
ACM obliges Apple to adjust unreasonable conditions for its App Store | ACM.nl
Apple required to allow alternative payment methods for dating apps in the Netherlands ―― 9to5Mac
Epic Games, the developer of the popular battle royale game Fortnite, collects a 15-30% fee for apps distributed on the App Store, the official app store that Apple is developing for its terminals. In August 2020, he filed a lawsuit against Apple, dissatisfied with what he was doing.
Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, who was in charge of the proceedings, ruled on September 10, 2021 and told Apple that 'apps offered on the App Store are not payment options offered by Apple.' I also admit it. '
In a lawsuit between Apple and Epic Games, it was decided that 'App Store should accept payment methods other than Apple', while there is a voice that Apple wins-GIGAZINE
Apple has appealed this ruling, and it is expected that Judge Rogers' injunction to 'accept a third-party payment system' will not come into effect.
However, on December 24, 2021, it was revealed that the Dutch Consumer Markets Authority (ACM) ordered Apple to 'change the unreasonable conditions in the App Store.' .. With this order, ACM is telling Apple to allow third-party payment systems other than the App Store for dating apps like Tinder. In addition, if Apple does not obey the ACM order within two months, it is necessary to pay a fine of 5 million euros (about 650 million yen).
Legal documents show that Apple plans to collect fees even if it allows apps distributed on the App Store to use third-party payment systems.
Legal documents reveal that Apple plans to collect fees even if apps delivered on the App Store use an external payment system-GIGAZINE
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