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Apple reportedly facing EU antitrust charges this week

The European Commission will issue antitrust allegations against Apple than concerns about the practice of the company App Store, according to the Financial Times report. The Commission has investigated whether Apple has violated the UE competition rules with the App Store policy, following the initial complaints of Spotify in 2019 about cutting up a subscription of 30 percent of Apple.

The European Commission opened two antitrust investigations into the practice of App Store and Apple Pay last year, and Times Financial only mentioned the upcoming changes in the App Store case. It is not clear what action will be taken.

Spotify previously claimed that Apple used the App Store to inhibit innovation and limit consumer choices that support Apple music services themselves.

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Rakuten filed the same complaint as the EU last year, claiming that it was anti-competitive for Apple to impose a 30 percent commission for e-books sold through the App Store while promoting the Apple book service itself.

This 30 percent discount, known as “Apple tax,” has long been a target company such as Netflix and Spotify. Apple has defended its policy, on the grounds that revenues make contributing to costs to maintain the App Store and enforce its security, privacy, and security guidelines.

Epic games also filed antitrust complaints with the EU earlier this year, as part of an ongoing dispute with Apple. Fortnite developers have openly criticized Apple’s App Store policies around distribution and payments, encouraging epic to try to avoid cutting Apple 30 percent in purchases in applications in Fortnite. Apple quickly removes the game from the App Store and now the legal battle goes berserk.

Although Apple Defense from its App Store, iPhone makers have tried to relieve the pressure from the regulator and the developer with the App Store policy change over the past year.

Apple now allows several video streaming applications to cut the App Store cutting, and have reduced the level of the App Store commission to 15 percent for developers who generate an annual income of less than $ 1 million.

These changes alone are not enough to reduce concerns from the EU regulator if the Financial Times report is accurate, and now we will find out this weekend exactly how the European Union will respond to one of the biggest problems in America. , a Technology company.

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