Apple now no longer needs to let developers implement a third-party payment system

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has provided Apple with a probation and approved the tech giant’s request to postpone a previous court order that would force it to allow developers to implement third-party payment systems in their applications.

First reported in New York Times, This Appeals court probation of Apple It is a huge victory for the company, even if it is only temporary. As early as September, during the legal dispute between Epic Games and Apple, the court issued an injunction statement. The center of the dispute was that Epic Games wanted to charge customers outside the Apple App Store ecosystem (the company would 30% draw) to prevent Apple from preventing developers from using its services for in-app purchases.

Developers can implement their third-party payment system under the watchful eye of Apple. Apple appealed the injunction, and the Federal Court of Appeals suspended its sentence at a critical juncture yesterday because the original request will take effect today.

However, it is important to note that this kind of probation is not the same as winning on appeal.Instead, this kind of probation is the court telling Apple, “Hey, you and Epic Games are still going through some appeals. You don’t need to allow developers to implement a third-party payment system until it’s done.” As now Pointed out that the appeal process of this ongoing lawsuit may take more than a year, so it seems that Apple has achieved a huge victory in the fight against Epic.

Of course, if Apple loses its appeal, it will have to allow developers to include links to their payment system outside of the Apple App Store ecosystem, but it remains to be seen for now.

While waiting to learn more about the appeal, catch up Game informant Litigation report to date: Read the ban that requires in-app purchases, and then read why you shouldn’t expect Fortnite on Apple devices for years. Take a look at this story about Epic Games appealing from the judge’s subsequent decision on its case against Apple.

[Source: The New York Times]