On alleged App Store abuse, Apple is still fighting Russia. Both 9to5Mac and RT reported Apple, to the in-app payment system, requesting a judicial review of the Federal Antimonopoly Service warning from August that allowed advertisers to mention others. Until September 30th, FAS allowed Apple to change its policies, but the company refused to change its rules despite a fine threat.
The opposition compares Apple’s legal battles in the US. A judge in the Epic court against Apple ordered the technology company to allow store developers to refer to other payment plans, but Apple sued the order in the hope of a delay. The court rejected Apple’s request, and the company will have until December 9th to allow app makers to refer to other options. Apple will make exceptions to its policy for some media applications in 2022.
Pushing like those in the US and Russia is not surprising. Apple still makes the most of its business through app sales, but the business of its services is growing. Simple third-party options in science can hurt the revenue of the App Store, not to mention increase the lives of rogue applications pointing users to malicious sites. The iPhone maker may not have much choice, however. Officials are concerned Apple’s approach is hampering selection and competition, and it is unlikely to make matters worse.