Now, app developers in South Korea will be able to use several different payment systems in their apps in the Apple App Store, following a new law in the country that prevents owners of major platforms like Apple and Google from forcing developers to use their own payment systems in apps. Developers will be able to receive payments using third-party vendors that have already been approved by Apple.
Both Apple and Google have opposed the legislation and Apple claims it makes it more difficult for users to manage their purchases, and increases the likelihood that they will be exposed to fraud.
To use third-party payment systems, South Korean developers must submit a form to Apple requesting access to the StoreKit External Purchase Right, which is only available for apps distributed exclusively in South Korea. If the app is globally available, developers must submit a separate app.
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