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The Apple App Store could receive a new demand at the end of the year

Many of us know one of the policies what’s wrong with it Manzana in his shop app storewhich is to collect commissions for any sale, something that already originated a demand years ago. These were initially 30% and were the reason for legal battles such as the Epic Games Y Fortnite. But not only that, but within the store the use of alternative payment systems is not allowed, which would allow users to pay less by not paying the commission.

Apple often employs its own methodology to get things done, only ignoring when faced with legal action or under a lot of pressure. That is why, for years, the App Store, the well-known Apple store, has been charging quite high commissions with no one to stop them. However, a few months ago they managed to make these down to 15% and just upload the commission to the 30% if you billed over 1 million of dollars. That change was applied, but we can’t say the same about achieving other ways to pay within the app or that there are alternative applications.

The US government is preparing a lawsuit against Apple and its App Store

Court Lawsuit Apple App Store Antitrust Commissions

The fact that the Apple App Store is a closed environment that is not open to major changes has caused much controversy worldwide. This caused that in 2019, the United States government initiated a Apple antitrust investigation and your policies for the App Store, repairs to your devices, or third-party apps. Back then it was evaluated until its search algorithm and the restrictions on Third party repairs.

But the hardest blow was linked to the App Store, since it had a system that was too closed, something that caught the attention of the Justice Department (DOJ) of the USA. Now this same department is preparing the initial phase of a antitrust lawsuit against Apple and its policies on the App Store.

Many companies express their dissatisfaction with Apple’s policies

Spotify Epic Games Lawsuit Apple App Store

Apparently, the cause that has started this new demand is the fact that there are many companies in the sector that find they criticize apple. And it is that, the DOJ has been in contact with several companies such as Spotify, Epic Games, base camp, Match Group either tilewho have expressed their discontent with the policies from the store of the bitten apple. So they complain about Apple’s control over its App Store and want a lawsuit to change this. It must be added, however, that this investigation into Apple’s policies is part of a study much broader about antitrust.

In this we have companies like amazon, Facebook, Google and now Apple, stuck in the same group. Along with this, laws such as the Open Application Markets Actthey will try to change the situation, for example by allowing additional payment systems in the App Storesomething that Apple wants to avoid.

So the US government is putting together the pieces for this potential lawsuit that may show up at the end of the year. However, this also leaves the possibility that there really isn’t one after all. We will have to wait to see if the initial wording of the lawsuit progresses or Apple ends up getting rid of it.

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