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Apple takes step back, plans to allow alternative in-app payment systems in South Korea

By Jenny Lee
  • 10 Jan 2022 23:23
  • 10 Jan 2022 23:23
In a rare move, Apple has decided to allow South Korean developers to bypass its proprietary payment system for in-app purchases, MLex has learned.

The US tech giant recently revealed in its compliance plan for the country’s new law that it will start allowing developers using the Korean App Store to integrate

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Jenny Lee


Jenny joined MLex’s Seoul bureau in 2021 as a correspondent focusing on competition law and data privacy and security. Jenny received a Master’s degree from Northwestern University’s renowned Medill School of Journalism and worked for a number of news organizations in the US, including the Associated Press Television News, McClatchy and Voice of America, where she worked for almost three years in Washington DC. She returned to her native South Korea in 2019 as a reporter for Wired Korea.

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