Dutch antitrust agency fines Apple another 5 million euros

Apple did not allow dating software developers to use non-Apple payment methods in the Netherlands, the Dutch regulators were dissatisfied, and the two sides had a dispute that could not be resolved for months. The Dutch antitrust agency said on Monday that Apple had submitted a new proposal to try to resolve the dispute.

The Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) in the Netherlands did not disclose the content of Apple's new plan, and it has fined Apple 5 million euros (about 35.15 million yuan) once a week.

Since the dispute broke out in January, the Netherlands has fined Apple nine times, totaling 45 million euros.

Apple said in January that the company would allow apps to bypass App Store payments for the first time in its history, introducing an external payment option. Apple typically requires developers to use the company's own payment system, which helps it charge commissions for apps on its platform.

Apple said in January it would comply with a ruling by the Netherlands Consumer and Market Supervisory Authority that allows users to use two other payment methods in addition to Apple's operating system when downloading dating apps from the online Apple store. But both payment methods only work with dating apps, and Apple will still deduct commissions from them.

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