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South Korea to Probe App Store, Google Play Over Payment Law Violations

According to a Reuters report, South Korea's telecoms regulator is launching an investigation into app store operators, including Apple and Google, over suspected in-app payment law violations. A new South Korean law that came into effect in March, bans Google and Apple from forcing software developers to use their payment systems in their respective app...

Apple Says More Ads Coming to the App Store

Apple on Friday announced it was expanding ad placement in the App Store, bringing app advertisements to two new sections of the platform, according to statements provided to MacRumors, and 9to5Mac and AppleInsider. https://twitter.com/markgurman/status/1553129880585265152 According to Apple's announcement, the App Store will get new, dedicated advertising placements for apps on the 'Today' homepage and individual...

Netflix Adds External Sign-Up Button on iOS, Skips the App Store Tax

Netflix has added a new option to its iOS app that links users out to its website to pay for a subscription — reports 9to5Mac. Previously, users could only purchase a Netflix subscription on mobile through a browser. Netflix pulled subscriptions from its official iOS app in 2018 because Apple's up to 30% commission on...

Apple Now Allows Third-Party Payment Providers in South Korea

As of today, Apple will let developers use third-party payment providers for their apps on the South Korean App Store — reports 9to5Mac. Back in August of last year, South Korea passed a bill prohibiting app store operators like Apple and Google from forcing developers to use their own payment systems to process purchases. Apple announced...

U.S. FCC Urges Apple, Google to Boot TikTok from App Stores

Brendan Carr, a commissioner at the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), asked Apple and Google in a letter last week to kick TikTok off the App Store and Play Store, respectively, for accessing American users' non-public data in China — reports CNBC. Carr shared the letter via Twitter on Tuesday, saying TikTok should be removed...

Apple Agrees to Let Dutch Dating Apps Use Third-Party Payments

Apple is now fully compliant with a Dutch Authority for Consumers and Markets (AMC) ruling requiring it to allow dating apps in the Netherlands to use third-party payment methods, the antitrust regulator said in a statement on Saturday (via Reuters). The conflict had been a 50 million euros ($52.58 million USD)-sized thorn in Apple's side...

Apple’s June Quarter Services Estimate is at Risk Says Morgan Stanley

In a note sent out to clients, Morgan Stanley’s Katie Huberty has said that weaker App Store growth of just 4% year-over-year in May poses a risk to Apple's June quarter services estimate, Philip Elmer-DeWitt is reporting. App Store's net revenue growth experienced deceleration last month despite a 4-point easier comp, with a broad-based deceleration...

How to Download Previously Purchased Apple Pro Apps on Mac [VIDEO]

Apple has just published another video on its YouTube support channel, explaining how you can download previously purchased Apple Pro apps on your Mac from the Mac App Store. There are several ways to install and reinstall apps that you purchased with your Apple ID. If you make purchases on your iPhone, iPad, or another...

Apple’s iOS App Economy Now Supports 2.2 Million Jobs in the U.S.

According to a couple of new research studies conducted by the Analysis Group and the Progressive Policy Institute, Apple's App Store demonstrated significant growth in 2021, supporting more than 2.2 million jobs and increasing revenue for smaller developers active on the App Store in 2019 by a whopping 113% over the past two years. According...