The Dutch consumer and markets association ACM says it is studying new payment proposals drawn up by Apple for dating app providers and has ‘welcomed’ the tech giant’s move.
Nevertheless, Apple failed to meet the agency’s requirement that it accept alternative payment systems by the March deadline and must now pay the maximum € 50 mn fine, the ACM said in a statement.
The ACM told Apple last August it had to adjust its conditions for inclusion in the Dutch App Store so that dating app providers can use payment systems other than Apple’s own.
Apple then came up with alternative conditions stating that dating app providers must develop a completely new app if they want to be able to use an alternative payment system. This too was inadequate, the ACM said, in February.
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