Apple Must Allow Other Forms of in-App Purchase ➝

Russell Brandom, reporting for The Verge:

In short, iOS apps must be allowed to direct users to payment options beyond those offered by Apple. The injunction is scheduled to take effect in 90 days — on December 9th — unless it is enjoined by a higher court.

It’s tough to say how this will play out — how far will Apple really let developers go with this and will there be any unknown implications for those that choose to try this new option?

But it’s a huge step in the right direction. Apple will be forced to compete with other payment systems and that will likely result in more favorable terms for developers.

Now we just need the ability to install apps from elsewhere.

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