$7B in attempted App Store fraud blocked by Apple | Technology

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Apple is continuing its PR offensive to promote the official App Store as the safest place to buy iPhone apps, after antitrust cases forced it to open up its platform to competition. It said that it has blocked more than $7B’s worth of attempted App Store fraud.

The company says that the “potentially fraudulent transactions” were detected and blocked over a four-year period from 2020 to 2023 …

Apple facing competition in both US and Europe

Apple is facing new competition for sales of apps and in-app purchases thanks to a combination of a court ruling in the US, and new legislation in Europe.

In the US, developers are now allowed to direct users to external sites to purchase subscriptions and in-app content. Apple is currently continuing to charge them a 27% commission on sales made outside of the App Store, though the judge doesn’t appear too impressed by this!

In Europe, Apple is obliged to allow third-party app stores, though again with some controversial small-print, the legality of which is under investigation.

$7B in attempted App Store fraud blocked

Apple said that digital…

Source 9to5mac.com

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