The EU Commission closes the window to contest designated gatekeeper status and a major technology company appeals the decision before the General Court (Apple)

Apple Seeks to Challenge its Designation Under the DMA: Part and Parcel of its Closed Ecosystem Next 16 November 2023, the deadline for the designated gatekeepers on the 5th of September 2023 to appeal the Commission’s decisions will come to an end (for a review of the decisions, see here). Up until this moment, reporting has only documented that Apple would be considering challenging the Commission’s decisions and is prone to finalise the claim in the coming days. According to the news, Apple’s challenge directed at the General Court would be especially centred on the EC’s designation of its online intermediation service (App Store) and its scrutiny over its number-independent interpersonal communication service (iMessage). The expected challenge provides a good foreground to address

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