Dutch App Store change allows dating apps to take third-party payments

Apple has confirmed it will be complying with a regulatory order to change its App Store payment rules, by allowing dating apps in the Netherlands to use third-party payment mechanisms.

In an announcement provided to developers on Friday, Apple says it is complying with an order from the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) to provide two “optional new entitlements.” The two additions will apply to payment processing options only in the Netherlands App Store, and will be only applicable to dating apps.The announcement links to a new developer support page dedicated to the changes, as well as advising developers of what they can offer consumers.

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