Apple extends the deadline for event apps to use external billing
Thus, applications in these segments can use alternative payments, in order to avoid the 30% or 15% fee that the company charges on its billing.
Apple introduced changes to its in-app purchase policy in September 2020, clarifying that apps that provide “one-to-few and one-to-many real-time experiences” such as online classes and virtual group events must process payments. through the app. However, the company changed its rules to allow “person-to-person experiences” comprised of just two people, such as doctor appointments or real estate tours, to use other forms of payment.
After facing criticism for charging a commission from event platforms amid the pandemic, Apple decided to delay its rule for group event apps in November 2020 and then extended the suspension until December 31, 2021.
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