Apple must allow other in-app purchase methods after Epic court defeat

Apple has been ordered to allow developers to include other methods of making in-app purchases after a judge sided with the case made by Epic Games in the pair’s bitter legal dispute.

As a result of a permanent injunction, Apple can no-longer prevent the App Store developers from linking out to purchase mechanisms, which has been the company’s policy since the App Store’s inception.

The stunning victory afforded to Epic by the Northern District of California court could have gigantic ramifications for Apple’s App Store business model moving forward.

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