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Discussion on: Apple to Reduce App Store Commissions for Small Businesses in 2021

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Jordan Kicklighter

Just for clarity: it is not that Epic circumvented the in-app purchase requirement, it is that Epic directly linked to an external location and provided a discount as incentive for buying credits outside of the app. Apps are able to use virtual currency purchased elsewhere, but there can be no mention in the app of the external site used to purchase that currency.