In other words, media apps will be able to bypass the App Store payment system (and the related commission)
To resolve a dispute made by the Japanese Antitrust equivalent (JFTC, Japan Fair Trade Commission), Apple said it will soon allow some apps to redirect users to their site to create a new account or to make payments. The agreement only concerns the applications considered “reader app” that is, which give access to written texts (newspapers, magazines, or books) or distribute content in streaming audio-video.
The novelty will not remain limited to the Far East country, but Cupertino has declared that will be extended Worldwide. However, it should be noted that the change does not affect all the other categories not mentioned, including that of games, which is why the dispute with Epic Games still remains. Before it goes into effect, Apple said it will work with developers to make sure apps continue to ensure user safety. the monolithic system of payments on iOS, which until now had to go through the App Store. From tomorrow, however, applications like Netflix will be able to invite their users to follow a link that takes them to a page on their site to be able to register, change subscription plans and then maybe even pay. The news comes shortly after a similar measure with which the South Korean government has ordered Apple and Google to accept alternative payment systems on their respective app stores.