Users might benefit from lower prices in Apple’s App Store thanks to a recent court ruling, some experts say.
A federal judge on Friday said Apple could no longer prevent alternatives to its in-app payment system. The ruling lets companies avoid Apple’s commission of up to 30% on some app sales. Developers will drop prices now that their App Store fees have been reduced, predicted Joe Sandin, the CEO of app developer Onsharp.
“It will create e-commerce opportunities where none existed before because app developers will now be providing more ways inside their apps for consumers to buy,” he told Lifewire in an email interview.