Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook arrived at the U.S. District Court in Oakland, California, on Friday, May 21, 2021.

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Apple Software companies are forced to allow app developers to connect to alternative payment websites, which allows Apple to reduce the 15 percent to 30 percent fee for digital transactions through the App Store.

Tuesday, Auckland Federal Judge Ivon Gonzalez Rogers Rejected. Apple Duration appeal It will delay the court-ordered change, which means it will take effect in December.

“In short, Apple’s appeal is that the findings of this Court are based on selected readings and ignore all findings that support the order, which have resulted in extremely high margins, including highly competitive commissions.” , Wrote Rogers In orderCalling Apple’s move a “fundamental flaw”.

In September, Rogers backed Apple for nine counts in an anti-Semitism test at the Epic Games. Epic requires the ability to install its own app store on iPhones. Both sides are appealing the decision.

In a brief hearing on Tuesday, Apple’s attorney, Mark Perry, said it would be “difficult” to allow foreign payments to be linked to the app store.

“It’s very complicated,” Perry said. “There must be protection lines and guidelines to protect children, to protect developers, to protect consumers, to protect Apple.”

Rogers said he was skeptical and said Apple was asking for a five-year delay.

In an order Tuesday, Rogers said: “Apart from the others, perhaps the time required to establish guidelines, Apple has given no credible reason to believe that the court order will cause the suspected destruction.”

The order does not mean that app developers will not have to pay for app storage, even if they provide their own credit card process.

Apple has not publicly commented on how the App Store policies will change according to the order, but has indicated that it may find a way to charge for off-stage purchases. Apple said on Tuesday that it needed more time to build new software and policies to replace in-app payments.

Google’s Android app store in South Korea has been forced to make non-platform payments due to a new government regulation. Developers have their own billing, but they pay Google 11% of all transactions. The policy It will be implemented in 2022.

Apple said in a statement: “We believe that no further trade changes should be implemented until all appeals in this case have been resolved. Based on these circumstances, we intend to ask the Ninth Circuit to remain in place.”