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Apple has been charged with breaking EU competition rules over the way it runs its App Store.

European Commission anti-trust regulator Margrethe Vestager tweeted that “consumers are losing out”.

It relates to charges brought two years ago by music streaming app Spotify which claimed that Apple was stifling innovation in that industry.

Apple faces a large fine and may be forced to change its policies if its arguments do not convince regulators.

Source: BBC Technology News

Date: April 30th, 2021

Link: https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-56941173

Discussion

  1. Why is allegedly it “anti-competitive” that Apple charges 30% of revenues to any and all apps that are in the Apple store?
  2. Are there other ways for apps to get on to an Apple iPhone, or is the Apple Store the only way?

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