South Korea: Apple allows alternative payment systems in the App Store for the first time

The fact that Apple and Google withhold fees for payments via external providers is a constant source of criticism. In South Korea they have to adjust their rules now.

In South Korea, app developers are now allowed to use their own payment systems and are no longer forced to use Apple Pay. This has been confirmed by the telecommunications authority, as reported by The Korean Herald. With the decision, Apple is responding to a new, globally unique law in South Korea, which prohibits app store operators from preferring their own in-app payment systems. USA and EU …

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