What you need to know
- Apple is reportedly being forced to make changes to its App Store in the Netherlands.
- A Dutch antitrust authority has reportedly found Apple's in-app payment rules are anti-competitive.
- Apple has been informed of the decision, and changes have apparently been demanded.
A new report claims that a Dutch antitrust authority has demanded Apple make changes to its App Store and in-app payments over anti-competitive behavior.
A probe into the App Store on the back of complaints from dating market apps including Tinder developer Match Group has thrown up anti-competitive findings, and now the Netherlands wants change:
No fine has been raised against Apple but the body has apparently demanded changes to Apple's in-app payment system.
The news sounds similar to a new law in South Korea that will stop Apple mandating developers use its own in-app purchase methods on devices like the iPhone 13 and its other best iPhones. From August:
According to the report, Apple is seeking a court injunction to stop the ruling from being published whilst it appeals the decision, suggesting the company plans to fight the decision.
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