Apple accepts changes to the App Store, will allow developers to communicate externally on payment methods – Pocket-lint
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(Pocket-lint) – Apple’s grip on how payments work for apps downloaded through the App Store could slack off slightly – and that’s happening in a way unrelated to the ongoing struggle with Epic Games.
Rather, the latest change results from pressure from small developers in the form of a class action lawsuit.
This means that developers can now send emails to their users externally to inform them that they can subscribe or pay for services and extras through means other than the diOS payment system, potentially allowing developers to bypass the fees. from Apple.
Apple has confirmed that this is strictly limited to external communications, so you won’t receive push notifications telling you how to get a cheaper deal, for example, but you might find yourself receiving emails in the near future if you are. a big subscriber to the app.
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Likewise, you might start to see apps with the ability to insert your email address, so developers can notify you of cheaper prices or just payments that make them more money directly.
It will be fascinating to see if this indicates that Apple accepts that it will be more open when it comes to payments, but we’ll likely learn a lot more about that when the costume with Epic Games ends up coming to an end.
Written by Max Freeman-Mills. Originally published on .