Apple will allow an alternative payment method for “reading apps”

The changes will take effect in early 2022.

Apple will allow developers of “reading apps” to add an external link to pay for their services, which will allow them to bypass the App Store commission. The company announced this on its website.

Apple came to this decision to close the investigation by the Fair Competition Commission in Japan. However, the new rule will apply to all countries globally; the changes will come into force at the beginning of 2022.

We are talking about programs that allow you to view e-books, newspapers and provide access to audio files, music, and videos for a subscription. These include services such as Netflix and Spotify, the Internet portal TechCrunch adds.

“Since developers of “reading apps” do not offer services or goods for purchase inside the app, the company has agreed with the Fair Competition Commission and will allow such developers to add one link to their site,” Apple explained its decision. Nevertheless, in her opinion, the most secure transaction remains with the help of her payment system.

On August 31, the Parliament of the Republic of Korea adopted a bill that will oblige app stores, including the App Store and Google Play, to allow the use of third-party payment systems. The commission when buying applications in these stores reaches up to 30%, which was dissatisfied with the developers of programs for mobile devices.

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