Apple Announces Biggest Ios And App Store Changes Since Launch

Written by Robert J. Matthews

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Developers must pay €0.50 per app install for programs published through the App Store or an alternate marketplace.

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Apple claims 99% of developers will lower or retain their fees. It believes less than 1% of EU app developers will pay a Core Technology Fee. 

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App developers in the EU can use NFC technology in their banking and wallet apps if Apple opens its NFC system.

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EU Safari users running iOS 17.4 must select a default browser from a list when they launch Safari. Developers can use non-WebKit browsers.

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Apple required all apps, regardless of distribution channel, to be "notarized" to prevent additional user and device risks. 

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Notarization will combine automatic and human inspections. 

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The new options for making purchases and loading apps on iOS open new avenues for malware.

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Fraud and scams, illicit and harmful content, and other privacy and security threats," Apple said in a statement. 

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