Last week, it was reported that South Korea was very close to adopting a new law that would force Apple and Google to accept third-party payments in app stores. At the time, it seemed like an overdue agreement, but now, according to the latest information, the adoption of the bill was delayed.
Interestingly, no information was provided as to why the specific bill was delayed. Apart from this law, other bills are on the agenda of the Milli Majlis, and it seems that a new date for voting on the bill has not yet been set.
If this bill was passed, the results would be huge. For nearly a decade, Apple and Google have managed their app stores as they see fit, with developers having no choice but to agree to a 30% discount on Apple and Google app sales and in-app purchases.
More recently, developers like Epic have since sued Apple at a 30% discount, and there have been talks that other governments are considering similar bills. Apple has since tried to reassure the public by announcing some changes to its policies that could advertise alternative purchasing methods, which some developers claim are still not good enough.
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