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Apple, US developers agree to App Store updates

Apple has announced a number of changes coming to the App Store that, pending court approval, will resolve a class-action suit from US developers. The agreement :

° Clarifies that developers can share purchase options with users outside of their iOS app; e

° Expands the price points developers can offer for subscriptions, in-app purchases, and paid apps; 

° Establishes a new fund to assist qualifying US developers.

“From the beginning, the App Store has been an economic miracle; it is the safest and most trusted place for users to get apps, and an incredible business opportunity for developers to innovate, thrive, and grow,” Phil Schiller, Apple Fellow who oversees the App Store, said in the press release. “We would like to thank the developers who worked with us to reach these agreements in support of the goals of the App Store and to the benefit of all of our users.”

Apple and the plaintiffs in the Cameron et al v. Apple Inc. developer suit reached an agreement that identifies seven key priorities shared by Apple and small developers, which has been submitted to the judge presiding over the case for her approval. Here are the seven points (in Apple’s words):

Article provided with permission from AppleWorld.Today
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