Today we look at the recent settlement between Apple and the Japanese Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) that will allow so called “reader apps” in the App Store to direct their customers to outside payment methods. We talk about what exactly has been announced about the settlement, and then we read between the lines to try to understand what the rules will really be, and how developers might best take advantage of this rule change.
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