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Apple does not have to make changes to App Store yet

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Apple doesn’t have to allow developers to direct their users to cheaper plans outside of the App Store, after all. The tech group was granted a stay by the judge while the appeal is pending. Earlier, a lower court had ruled that there would not be such a postponement, but Apple had not resigned. The deadline for amending the rules was actually Thursday.

The demand to change the rules of the App Store arose from an Epic Games lawsuit against Apple. Epic, best known for the game Fortnite, had filed a lawsuit against Apple, claiming that the company is a monopolist. The judge did not agree, but found Apple’s requirement that companies should not advertise offering online purchases outside the App Store for no reason.

With purchases in the App Store, Apple gets 30 percent of the purchase price. Many app makers therefore have the option of purchasing subscriptions via their own website. Because no commission has to be paid to Apple, it is often cheaper. But Apple does not like that and forbids software companies to point out those lower prices to their own customers in their own app. If they are allowed to do that, Apple may miss out on a significant amount each year.

Apple’s appeal could take up to a year.



Apple does not have to make changes to App Store yet
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