AppStore opens up third-party payments in Korea, but Apple will still take 26% commission

By    1 Jul,2022

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) (AAPL.US) said Thursday that app developers in South Korea can now use third-party payment systems, bypassing the company's own payment system, but it will still take a cut. Apple said it will require developers to provide monthly reports "documenting every sale of digital goods and content" and will charge a 26 percent commission on each transaction, compared with the current 15 percent to 30 percent commission on app sales and in-app transactions using its App Store payment system.


The company also said that developers can still continue to use Apple's in-app payment system and that no additional action is required.

Previously, Apple was forced to allow Korean developers to offer a third-party payment system. Apple also added in the text that it "is not responsible for the privacy or security of transactions with developers.

The App Store payment system has been a bone of contention between Apple and several developers, with Fortnite developer Epic Games suing Apple over the issue.