Judge: Apple must allow third-party payment systems in the App Store

Apple should allow app developers to use their own payment systems instead of Apple’s. That is what the judge in the case between Apple and Epic Games ruled on Friday. With that, Epic Games has achieved an important victory.

From pronunciation means that Apple can no longer demand a 30 percent commission on in-app purchases. That can cost the company a lot of money.

Epic Games provoked Apple a year ago by building its own payment system into the popular game Fortnite, against Apple’s rules. He then removed Fortnite from the App Store. Epic Games immediately announced a lawsuit.

Apple had already promised that companies such as Netflix can let users create a paid account via a link in the app. However, the new rules did not apply to games.

It’s not a positive verdict in every way for Epic Games: it still has to pay back 30 percent of some $12 million to Apple for breach of contract.

Epic Games also claimed that Apple violated US antitrust laws, but the judge found that going too far. It is expected that both companies will appeal.


Source: Nieuws – Emerce by www.emerce.nl.

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