Apple's app store to allow more payment options for Dutch dating app developers

Apple Inc (AAPL.O) on Friday laid out how developers of dating apps offered in the Netherlands can skip Apple's in-app payment systems

a closely watched step by the iPhone maker in the face of global antitrust concerns about its control over the mobile app industry.

Apple has long mandated use of its in-app payment system, which charges commissions of up 30%

that some developers like Tinder owner Match Group Inc (MTCH.O) have argued are too high.

The Dutch Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) last year ruled that Apple's rules violated Dutch competition laws in the dating app market

and required Apple to allow those developers to use third-party payment processors.

Investors are watching the developments in the Dutch antitrust case for the impact they could have on Apple's App Store revenues, the biggest component of its $68.4 billion services business.

Under the rules, Apple said dating app developers will still have to pay it commissions for sales made outside of its in-app payment system, though it will give them a slight discount.

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