The Dutch antitrust authority has ordered Apple to accept alternative payment systems in dating apps

The Dutch antitrust authority launched an investigation into the App Store in 2019. Now, it has issued a decision as a result of which Apple is to allow developers of iOS dating applications to use alternative payment systems in them.

Representatives of the office in the justification of the decision wrote that the specificity of the dating services market requires their creators to publish applications for Android and iOS. However, while in the first case they have the option of using alternative forms of distribution and payment systems, in the case of iOS they must use the App Store. According to representatives of the Dutch antitrust office, Apple uses this fact to charge developers disproportionately high fees compared to what it offers in return.

The Dutch antitrust authority has given Apple two months to make changes to the App Store to allow developers of dating apps to use alternative payment systems. After this time, the company will be fined five million euros per week with a limit of up to fifty million euros.

Source: DHW

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