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Apple is changing payment rules in the App Store for other developers

The US company Apple will make changes to its App Store after strong criticism.

Other media app providers should then be able to integrate an in-app link to their website, which users can use to set up or manage an account, Apple said , pointing out that the agreement was made with the Japan Fair Trade Commission , but should still apply worldwide from 2022.

Spotify and other technology companies have been calling Apple’s restrictions unfair and anti-competitive for years because the Californians had previously forbidden them to notify their users of login options outside of the app store.

However, the new regulation does not apply to all transactions via the App Store. Game-oriented in-app purchases still require the use of the Apple payment system. Video game maker Epic Games is currently suing Apple in connection with this practice. The process is about the fact that Epic Games no longer wants to give up 30 percent of the income from the sale of digital content for the “Fortnite” game app on iPhones to Apple. Apple had banned the game from its app store because Epic wanted to install its own payment system bypassing Apple. The game itself is free, but users can upgrade it for a fee.

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