Apple allows makers of dating apps in the Dutch App Store to use payment systems other than that of the iPhone maker itself. The tech company has informed developers. With this, Apple complies with a ruling by the Netherlands Authority for Consumers & Markets (ACM) that had imposed that change.
With the new payment systems, the dating apps avoid the commission of between 15 and 30 percent that they have to pay on every payment to Apple. However, Apple emphasizes that the American company’s own payment system can still be used and offers users of Apple devices advantages. This makes it easier for them to request money back, manage their subscriptions and find their payment history.
The fact that Apple complies with the ACM’s ruling does not mean that the tech group also accepts it. Apple has appealed the ruling “because we don’t believe it’s in the best interests of our users.” “We are concerned that these changes could degrade the user experience and pose new threats to the security of users’ privacy and data.
Apple had been given until Saturday by ACM to comply with the ruling. Otherwise, the regulator could impose fines of up to 50 million euros.
Apple promises extra payment options for dating apps
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