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Apple won’t have to allow Third-Party payments for iPhone apps

Apple won a ban at the last minute that required the company to start allowing iPhone and iPad app developers to direct users to other payment methods.
The judge dismissed Apple's argument for delaying changes to the iOS App Store
On September 10, the judge ruled in the ongoing Epic Games v. Apple lawsuit, requesting permission to link to third-party payment systems within the app. This is one of Epic's few victories because judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers (Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers) has ruled in favor of Apple on most issues.
The judge asked Apple to make the necessary changes before December 9 to allow external payment systems, so this stay is the last possible moment. When Judge Gonzalez Rogers dismissed Apple's original request to stay the award, the company appealed to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. This attraction led to this new development.
Apple can now maintain the status quo at this point until the appeal is resolved, possibly a few months later.
Here are the key parts of the file shared by 9to5Mac:
Apple, Inc. ("Apple") has partially retained the District Court's permanent injunction of September 10, 2021, pending appeal. Apple's motion (Dkt. Entry No. 19) was approved.
At the very least, Apple has proven that its appeal against the District Court ruled that Epic Games, Inc. failed to prove that Apple’s actions violated any antitrust laws.
Apple has also fully demonstrated the irreparable harm… and the remaining factors are conducive to retaining the part of the ban and maintaining the status quo awaiting appeal…
Therefore, we agree to Apple’s motion to retain paragraph (1) (i) of the permanent injunction. The suspension will remain in effect until the call is authorized. The existing briefing schedule remains unchanged.
In its appeal, Apple argued that, among other things, the date of December 9th is unrealistic because "it will take months to figure out the engineering, economic, commercial, and other issues involved in the change."
This delay does not mean that Apple does not have to make changes in the end; it just means that the debate will continue. Epic Games has also appealed other aspects of Judge Gonzalez Rogers' ruling, so this lawsuit may last a long time.
It will also not affect the court’s previous order that Apple allows the use of user contact information obtained from within the app to communicate with users about alternative payment systems outside of the app.
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