Apple has agreed at the last minute to postpone the court ruling to relax the App Store rules. The U.S. Court of Appeals ruled today that Apple’s objections raise serious questions and that the iPhone could suffer significant damage if it failed. So it stopped implementing the changes that were to take effect tomorrow.
The California District Attorney ruled that app developers in the United States have the right to use links or buttons to indicate payment options outside of the Apple site for their applications. The verdict came in early September in a dispute between Apple and Epic Games, the creators of the online game “Fortnight”. Apple has argued that this change could harm the integrity of consumers and the App Store operating system.
In the process, Epic wanted to get the rights to run its own App Store on the iPhone – failed. But District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers at the same time ruled that developers could not be prevented from advising users on ways to purchase goods cheaper outside the Apple Store.
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