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Apple faces UK antitrust investigation into App Store

The Competitors and Markets Authority mentioned it plans to research Apple’s doubtlessly “dominant” place within the provide of apps on iPhones and iPads.

Posted by Harshit Sabarwal | Bloomberg

UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2021 04:26 PM IST

UK antitrust authorities mentioned they plan to research Apple Inc.’s App Retailer to probe whether or not it’s abusing its market energy to limit competitors.

The Competitors and Markets Authority mentioned it plans to research Apple’s doubtlessly “dominant” place within the provide of apps on iPhones and iPads.

“Complaints that Apple is utilizing its market place to set phrases that are unfair or might limit competitors and selection – doubtlessly inflicting prospects to lose out when shopping for and utilizing apps – warrant cautious scrutiny,” Andrea Coscelli, who leads the CMA mentioned in a press release Thursday.

The Apple probe comes because the UK watchdog seeks to maneuver to the forefront of tech regulation after rising from the shadow of EU regulators on the finish of Britain’s Brexit transition.

Apple mentioned in a press release that it seems ahead to working with the CMA to “to elucidate how our tips for privateness, safety and content material have made the App Retailer a trusted market for each shoppers and builders.”

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