A U.S. District Court has said that Apple forcing consumers to pay for apps and in-app items through its App Store is anti-competitive.
That is the ruling from the case brought by Epic Games that sued Apple last year over its App Store policies.
Concluding that Apple's anti-steering provisions are anti-competitive, the judge ordered the tech-giant to let developers put other transaction links in their apps that direct users away from Apple in-app purchasing within 90 days.
The rule will allow companies to avoid Apple's commission sales which can be as high as 30 percent.
However, the judge denied Epic Games' claim that Apple has been a monopolist.