On Tuesday, the European Comission announced that will investigate the giant Apple by its rules of use of Apple Pay Y App Store for supposedly limiting the competition of its rivals.
Apple faced harsh criticism from regulators and the companies behind some of the apps More popular in its App Storeincluding Tinder Y Fortnite, a sign of growing discontent with the control of Apple on mobile economy.
A spokesperson for Match Group, company that owns Tinder and Hinge said to The Verge what “Apple is a partner, but also a dominant platform whose actions force the vast majority of consumers to pay more for third-party applications that Apple arbitrarily defines as ‘digital services’.”
The European Union will investigate the practices of Apple, which gets a 30% of revenue from in-app purchases made through the App Store. “We welcome the opportunity to discuss this with Apple and create an equitable distribution of fees across the App Store, as well as with stakeholders in the EU and across the EE. UU.”
Spotify claims that Apple use their platform Store to stifle innovation and limit consumer choice in favor of their own service Apple Music.
“It is disappointing that the European Commission makes unfounded claims from a handful of companies that simply want a free ride and don’t want to play by the same rules as everyone else.”, an Apple spokesman said in a statement to The Verge. “We don’t think it’s right, we want to maintain a level playing field where anyone with determination and a great idea can succeed.”
Epic Games pays a 30 percent cut for items that players purchase in-game. While company like Airbnb Y Amazon Prime have received a special agreement with Apple to be exempt from payment.
The CEO of Epic Games, Tim Sweeney, hinted that these agreements with Apple saying that epic “It will not seek or accept a special deal just for us.”
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