The EU Commission opens investigations into tech company’s mobile app store rules for developers (Apple App Store)

Antitrust: Commission opens investigations into Apple's App Store rules* The European Commission has opened formal antitrust investigations to assess whether Apple's rules for app developers on the distribution of apps via the App Store violate EU competition rules. The investigations concern in particular the mandatory use of Apple's own proprietary in-app purchase system and restrictions on the ability of developers to inform iPhone and iPad users of alternative cheaper purchasing possibilities outside of apps. The investigations concern the application of these rules to all apps, which compete with Apple's own apps and services in the European Economic Area (EEA). The investigations follow-up on separate complaints by Spotify and by an e-book/audiobook distributor on the impact

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European Commission, The EU Commission opens investigations into tech company’s mobile app store rules for developers (Apple App Store), 16 June 2020, e-Competitions June 2020, Art. N° 95503

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