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Apple Gets Dutch Antitrust Order to Open Up App Payments (1)

Dec. 24, 2021, 4:09 PM

Apple Inc. was ordered by the Dutch antitrust authority to allow dating apps to use other payment systems or face a fine of as much as 50 million euros ($56 million).

Apple imposes “unreasonable conditions” by not allowing a free choice for app payments besides Apple’s in-app purchases, the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets said in a press release. It must make changes by Jan. 15 or face a fine of 5 million euros a week, with a total limit of 50 million euros.

The iPhone maker’s refusal to let app developers steer customers to other ways of ...