Apple Has Until December 9 to Make Substantial App Store Changes

Yesterday, U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers denied Apple’s request to delay the changes.

In September, the judge ruled that Apple must allow U.S. developers to direct customers to other payment options besides Apple’s in-app purchase system. That will allows developers to provide another way of paying for an in-app purchase.

As you probably know, in-app purchases are mainly used in “freemium” games. The download is free, but gamers can make purchases while playing for in-game power ups and other enhancements.

Apple takes up to 30 percent of revenue from in-app purchases made through its system. With an alternative system, developers can take home more revenue.

The Verge reports that Apple will appeal for a stay on the ruling.

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