EU: Apple is delaying addressing problems in-app purchases




The Commission expresses its disappointment at the continued absence of a commitment from Apple to address the issues around in-app purchases. Google has already promised appearance a number of measures to implement end of September.

Not only does Apple no clear commitments to address the problems, also lacks a concrete timetable for possible measures sighs the European Commission in a statement. “Although Apple has proposed to address the problems, the company has so far unfortunately no concrete and immediate measures to remedy particular problems associated with the authorization of payments,” wrote the committee.

EU appoints the measures Google has committed simultaneously. Thus, the company behind the Play Store will prevent continued use of games that contain in-app purchases and also come there are guidelines that should prevent children are encouraged to in-app purchases. The word ‘free’ developers Furthermore, the default settings are already adjusted so that Android users must agree. Emphatically with in-app purchases

In late September, Google will have announced that they made. All measures The group is meeting the needs of the EU pointed to Apple, Google and the Interactive Software Federation of Europe end of 2013. “In-app purchases are a legitimate business, but the app-makers to the right of the EU to comply with the development of these new business models,” said Vice-President Neelie Kroes, responsible for the Digital Agenda, said.


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