The Apple App Store and Apple Pay become the new target of antitrust regulators Essergy Dragun | 17.06.2020
The European Commission said that the investigation will be considered a mandatory requirement by Apple to application developers. The company forbids them to inform iPhone and iPad users on
cheaper purchase options.
The complaint was filed, the Swedish streaming services of Spotify music. Last year, he complained that Apple unfairly restricts rivals own Apple Music service.
Another complaint is the 30% Commission that Apple takes from app developers.
Spotify welcomed the EU study. He hopes that the regulator will quickly hear the case.
“It seems that Apple takes the role of “gatekeeper” when it comes to distributing applications and content among users of Apple devices,” said Commissioner for competition in Europe Margret
refuses to provide competitors access to the payment system.
Regulators are also concerned that Apple Pay is the only app for mobile payments, which are allowed to use the function “tap and go” on the iPhone.
Apple has criticized the investigation, the EU said that the European Commission supports unfounded complaints from several companies who just want to go for free and don’t want to play by the same
rules as everyone else.