EU launches probe into Apple’s App Store

On Monday, the European Commission announced that it will be looking into claims of anti-competitive behavior made in Apple’s App Store.

The Digital Markets Act (DMA) of the European Union, which aims to prevent influential digital “gatekeepers” from abusing their status as middlemen between companies and consumers, is the subject of the investigation.

According to a statement from the Commission, it is investigating the practice of charging app developers and alternative app stores a charge each time an iPhone user installs their program.

Preliminary findings from the Commission indicated that the iPhone manufacturer had violated the DMA.

According to the statement, it will also look into the procedures Apple device customers must follow in order to use a different app supplier.

Apple’s App Store policies, according to Brussels, seem to “prevent app developers from freely steering consumers to alternative channels for offers and content.”

It would also look into Apple’s requirements for developers who want to provide iPhone apps online instead of through its own app store.

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