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Apple loosens app store payment rules in lawsuit settlement


Apple has agreed to let developers of iPhone apps email their users about cheaper ways to pay for digital subscripti­ons and media by circumvent­ing a commission system that generates billions of dollars annually for the iPhone maker. The concession announced late Thursday is part of a preliminar­y settlement of a nearly 2-year-old lawsuit filed on behalf of iPhone app developers in the U.S. It also addresses an issue raised by a federal court judge who is expected to soon issue a decision in a separate case brought by Epic Games, maker of the popular video game Fortnite.

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