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Apple accepts 3rd-party app payments in South Korea -- for a 26% fee

Costs for developers are little changed from before new law

Both Apple and Google have complied with recently passed laws in South Korea to allow app developers to use third-party payment systems.   © Reuters

SEOUL -- Apple has started to allow third-party payment services on iPhone apps in South Korea instead of forcing them to use Apple's own payment option.

But the newfound freedom comes with strings attached, including a 26% commission on in-app purchases.

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