- Apple was ordered in January to let dating apps in the Netherlands use non-Apple payment methods.
- The company has fought the order, and submitted its most recent proposal more than a month ago.
- iOS developers have been watching the case closely, and say they’re growing impatient with the lack of action.
Thursday marked one month since Apple sent its latest proposal to a Dutch regulator to try complying with a months-old order to let dating apps in the Netherlands use non-Apple payment methods for in-app transactions.
This is the longest that the regulator, the Netherlands Authority on Consumers and Markets, has considered one of Apple’s proposals. It had previously rejected each of Apple’s proposals around one week after the company submitted them.
“We wish to conduct this assessment as efficiently as possible, but, at the same time, we must conduct the assessment with great care,” Murco Mijnlieff, ACM’s spokesperson, told Insider. “As part of that assessment, we are in contact with other market participants and experts, seeking their opinions.”