Apple must make changes to in-app payment requirement, Dutch antitrust agency says

Amsterdam legislators have declared that Apple requiring developers to use its in-app payment service in the App Store is anti-competitive, and changes must be made.

The declaration comes two years after an examination started. Initially, it was a wider examination, but along the way it was cut down and focused mainly on dating market apps, spawned by a complaint from Match.com’s parent group.According to a report from Reuters on Thursday, The Netherlands’ Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) told Apple of its decision in September. Reportedly, there is no fine associated with the behavior, but Apple must make changes to the in-app payment service.

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