ACM did not approve Apple’s proposal on support of external payment methods for dating apps. ACM now fines Apple €5m a week, with total fine of €50m.
Apple must adjust its conditions for access to the Dutch App Store for dating-app providers. In the App Store, dating-app providers must also be able to use payment systems other than Apple’s payment system. In addition, dating-app providers must have the ability to refer to payment systems outside of the app. This had been laid down in an order subject to periodic penalty payments that ACM imposed on Apple in August 2021. On December 24, 2021, the court ruled that this part of the order could be published.ACM
It is not clear what conditions are to be changed, so more communication from Apple is expected soon.
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Developer:Business as usual.
QA engineer:Business as usual.
PM/DM:Wait til the approved App Store Review Guidelines are published.