telegram processes Apple for anti-competitive practices in the App Store

by Kelvin
telegram processes Apple for anti-competitive practices in the App Store

Telegram is the newest company to file a formal complaint in the European Union against the Apple. The messenger accuses the company of trusting practices, that is, taking measures that are harmful to competition.

According to the Financial Times, are two main arguments: the 30% commission charged by the company is unfair and the company greatly limits the possibility of applications operating on the system, since it is only possible to download add-ons for iOS through the App Store itself. Apple.

The action was made official to the local regulatory body and was accompanied by an open letter from the CEO and co-founder of the app, Pavel Durov. In the text, he tries to debunk seven myths regarding the justification of Apple in charge the 30% fee. There, he argues that claims that disgruntled developers can simply switch to Android alone and that the commission is in line with what other companies charge are false.


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That last line is only partially true: Google Play does get the same slice, but it’s possible to download apps by third parties — such as the Epic Games Store, which for years only made Fornite available on its own platform, or from Amazon, which maintains a parallel store.

The process runs along with at least two other actions, made by the audio streaming platform Spotify and Rakuten. The responsible for iOS is still responsible for limiting the operation of the Apple Pay. In addition, the company’s CEO, Tim Cook, gave testimony on Wednesday (29) to a US subcommittee that is carrying out similar investigations. The meeting also involved other executives from large technology companies.