By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 8-27-21

Apple said Aug. 27 that it will “clarify” that app developers don’t have to use its App store to accept payments, and will also give qualifying news outlets a cut of subscription revenue from Apple News.

The tech giant said that and other changes – including boosting “rigorous journalism and a free and independent press” – resolve a class action suit (Cameron et al v. Apple Inc.) filed by developers, pending acceptance of that settlement by a federal court.

To boost “rigorous journalism,” Apple said it will launch a News Partner Program, in which news outlets that give their customers access to Apple News using Apple News Format will get a 15% commission on subscriptions to that app.  » Read More