Apple complies with Dutch Watchdog decision on Dutch payment options

Amsterdam — Apple will offer users non-Apple payment options on Saturday, following orders from national market regulators that Dutch dating app developers will either do so or face fines by January 15. He said he would be able to do it.

With a decision announced on December 24, the country’s Consumer Markets Authority will only use Apple’s in-app payment system for dating app developers, including Tinder owner Match Group Inc. By requesting, we discovered that Apple abused its position in the market.

Apple’s practice of requiring developers to pay a 15-30% fee to use the system and purchase digital products has been scrutinized by regulators and legislators around the world, but the Dutch ruling is in the Netherlands. Applies only, only to dating apps.

Apple said in a developer blog post on Saturday that it would comply with this decision and introduce “two new options for dating apps on the Netherlands App Store that offer users additional payment processing options.” I did.

However, the developer does not need to use any tools other than Apple, and Apple warned that “it is not directly aware and cannot support the security or refund of payments made outside the system.” “

Apple is appealing for a Dutch decision.