Apple charges 26% commission on sales of apps using third-party payments in South Korea
Jul.1,2022

Asian Tech Press (July 1) -- Apple will charge a 26% commission on sales of apps that use third-party payment systems in South Korea.

Apple formally relaxed its restrictions on third-party payments in South Korea on Thursday, allowing developers to build third-party payment systems into their apps.

But on Friday, some developers discovered that Apple will still take a cut even if they use a third-party payment system, according to the App Store's latest rules.

Under the new rules, Apple requires all apps available in South Korea that use third-party payment systems to report all of their sales each month and pay a 26% commission on those sales.

In addition to the commission that Apple will still charge, the iPhone maker has imposed a number of restrictions and requirements on apps that use third-party payment systems.

First, apps that choose a third-party payment system must have a pop-up telling users, "This app does not support the App Store's private and secure payment system."

In addition, if using a third-party payment system, the developer of an app will need to handle the related purchase records, subscription management, refunds, and other related services on its own, and Apple will no longer provide any support.

Also, the rules specify that Apple will have the right to audit the sales records of developers to ensure that they pay the proper commissions to Apple.

Currently, the App Store does not yet allow apps outside of South Korea to use third-party payment systems.

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