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Apple’s legal battle over Fortnite could change the iPhone forever – Sydney Morning Herald

What started as a disagreement over in-game purchases could end up having serious ramifications for Apple.

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Apple’s notoriously strict rules require app developers to accept in-app payments only through the company’s own apparatus, which incur a hefty 30 per cent transaction fee known as the “Apple tax”. These transactions now make up a significant portion of Apple’s revenue.
But Epic and others are arguing Apple has an unfair monopoly, that the distribution and monetisation of apps is a market separate from iPhones themselves, and that other payment methods should be allowed.
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