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Apple announces big App Store changes, as it settles suit with US developers

August 27, 2021

Via: BGR

Apple on Thursday announced the proposed settlement in a 2019 lawsuit with US developers. The two parties reached a common ground, Apple explains. This means Apple will make a few significant changes to how the App Store works on iPhone and iPad. The changes will impact both consumers and developers. One is allowing app creators to contact their customers and inform them about other payment options for in-app goods. That’s something Apple hasn’t done before, but it could impact the entire App Store in the future. On top of that, Apple will pay $100 million as part of the settlement, distributed to all the plaintiffs who file a claim. The settlement does not involve Epic Games, and that antitrust battle remains open.

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