Follow Gadgettendency, this result comes after Apple failed to comply with an order allowing Dutch dating apps to use alternative payment methods.
On January 15, Apple said it was complying with regulations from the Netherlands Consumer and Markets Authority (ACM), but the regulator said on January 24 that Apple had not followed what it said. announced.
Apple is appealing the claims made by the Dutch government
In a statement, ACM said: “Apple did not meet many of the requirements set forth. The most important of these is that Apple has not adjusted its terms and conditions, making it impossible for dating app providers to use other payment systems.”
In December 2021, the ACM said Apple had imposed unreasonable conditions by not allowing the freedom to choose a payment app for Apple’s in-app purchases. They require the iPhone maker to make these payment changes by January 15, 2022 or face a fine of EUR 5 million per week until it complies with the requirements, with a total limit of up to 5 million euros. 50 million euros.
Apple, for its part, disagreed with the request and filed an appeal. The company said it has invested enormous resources to help dating app developers reach customers and thrive on the App Store, and has the right to charge these app developers. for all Apple services and technologies under European Union and Dutch law.