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Apple’s App Store Opening Up for Third-Party Apps, but Faces Criticism

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Apple recently announced its plans to comply with the European Union’s Digital Markets Act (DMA). One of the key changes is allowing the use of third-party app stores on mobile devices sold in the EU market. However, this permission will […]

Apple pristao na otvaranje App Store-a za treće strane, ali se suočava sa kritikama

Apple recently announced its plans to comply with the European Union’s Digital Markets Act (DMA). One of the key changes is allowing the use of third-party app stores on mobile devices sold in the EU market. However, this permission will only be granted after a thorough analysis by Apple experts.

Additionally, Apple has reduced the commission fees for apps sold on its App Store from 30% to 17%. However, developers have noticed an unfairness in the system – they will still have to pay 50 euro cents for each initial app installation once it reaches a million installations.

Reactions to these changes have been mixed. Tim Sweeney, the CEO of Epic Games, expressed a negative view towards this plan, while Spotify’s CEO, Daniel Ek, described it as “extortion.” Xbox’s President, Sarah Bond, also believed that this new policy is a step in the wrong direction.

While some argue that Apple is forcing developers to continue adhering to existing rules, others believe that constructive conversations are crucial for change and increased competitiveness.

The European Commission will provide its opinion on Apple’s actions on March 7th after reviewing the process. If Apple fails to comply with the requirements, it will face “strong action,” indicating that the battle for an open app market is far from over.

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