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$100 million settlement between Apple and developers close to approval

A proposed $100 million settlement between Apple and developers is headed for approval by U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, reports Courthouse News.

“As it stands, it seems to me like a fair and good settlement,” Gonzalez Rogers said Tuesday, telling attorneys over videoconference that she anticipates giving it preliminary approval.

In August Apple announced a number of changes coming to the App Store that, pending court approval, will resolve a class-action suit from US developers. The terms of the agreement will help make the App Store an even better business opportunity for developers, while maintaining the safe and trusted marketplace users love. Apple appreciates the developer feedback and ideas that helped inform the agreement, and respects the ongoing judicial review process.

The agreement clarifies that developers can share purchase options with users outside of their iOS app; expands the price points developers can offer for subscriptions, in-app purchases, and paid apps; and establishes a new fund to assist qualifying US developers.

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 was submitted to the judge presiding over the case for her approval.

Article provided with permission from AppleWorld.Today
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