After Korea, Apple continues to have to make concessions in the Netherlands, allowing dating apps to use third-party payment channels
According to a Dutch regulator's ruling, Apple will allow dating app developers to offer alternative payment options in the country. That means domestically distributed dating apps avoid Apple's 15 to 30 percent commission on in-app purchases.

Apple also explained in a notice to developers on its website that it is offering new optional permissions or application-specific capabilities, whereby developers will get more processors. Third party payments for dating apps in the Netherlands. However, Apple says that if developers decline its payment service in favor of an alternative, there will be no refunds, subscription management, or any billing issues.

Another notable warning from Apple is that any developer who wants more alternative payment options will be required to create a separate version of the Dutch-only dating app.

Apple also appealed the decision of the Dutch Consumer and Markets Authority (ACM), explaining that: "We do not believe that these orders are in the best interest of our users, we have appeal to a higher court We are concerned these changes may affect the user experience and create new threats to user privacy and data security. In the meantime, we're obligated to make the required changes that we're rolling out today and we'll have more information available soon."

ACM began investigating Apple's payment rules in 2019 after receiving a complaint from Match Group, which owns popular online dating services, Tinder, OkCupid and Hinge. In December, the ACM ruled that Apple must allow domestic dating apps to provide third-party payment services, and if it fails to comply, Apple will face a €5 million fine. every week.

Not only in the Netherlands, Apple's fee policy has caused controversy globally. South Korea enacted a law requiring the company to allow third-party payment services in apps, then Apple allowed the third-party payment tool at the Korean App Store to work. The restriction of Apple's policies on payment services was also the catalyst behind the battle being fought by Epic Games and Apple - forcing Apple to allow external payment options was just paused after Apple protested. fox.

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