Written by Robert J. Matthews
Developers must pay €0.50 per app install for programs published through the App Store or an alternate marketplace.
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.
App developers in the EU can use NFC technology in their banking and wallet apps if Apple opens its NFC system.
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.
Apple required all apps, regardless of distribution channel, to be "notarized" to prevent additional user and device risks.
Notarization will combine automatic and human inspections.
The new options for making purchases and loading apps on iOS open new avenues for malware.
Fraud and scams, illicit and harmful content, and other privacy and security threats," Apple said in a statement.