As smart as humans are considered to be, we do have a tendency to form false ideas and perceptions. Over the years, this imprecision on our part has showed up in numerous ways, and one of its most prominent appearances came in conjunction with technology. When we conceived the notion of technology, it was thought of as something that will simplify every aspect of our lives, and to be fair, it did happen to a phenomenal extent. However, even with all that glitter of technology’s success, it’s hard to just overlook the times where it went a little off the rails. Now, one can argue that with all the expectations technology has exceeded so far, the downsides become pretty much worthwhile, but do they? So far, we have witnessed more than enough cases where certain tech by-products turned so detrimental that every piece of their positive impact was nullified. To curb the amount of such cases, regulatory bodies across the board have finally installed tech sphere into their field of vision. The aim is not just to encourage a more guided usage of technology, but also to make sure it is being used within an ethical framework. In a scenario where things fall out of the said framework, these authorities are vested with the power to punish, and the tech-magnet, Apple has been reminded of that quite a lot lately. Nevertheless, the company now looks to set to challenge the governing forces in regards to a much-talked about decision.
Apple has decided to legally dispute the court’s ruling that mandated the company to allow App Store developers to link the users with external payment systems. The decision was announced as a part of Apple and Epic Games dogfight, which saw Epic Games filing a total of ten claims against the company. Even though nine of these claims were ruled in Apple’s favor, one which accused the company of violating California anti-steering laws was found to be valid. As a result of it, Apple had revealed earlier that from December 2021 onwards, App Store developers will be able to redirect their users to an external payment gateway, but the company has seemingly retracted from that decision now.
Instead, Apple has put-together an argument, and its reasoning for not implementing the order is that it “will allow Apple to protect consumers and safeguard its platform while the company works through the complex and rapidly evolving legal, technological, and economic issues.”
This isn’t the first time Apple had tried to skirt the regulations. Before Epic Games, it had caught itself up against Cameron, a showdown that forced the company to clarify the developer’s option of communicating with the consenting customers.