Exclusive-Dutch watchdog finds Apple app store payment rules anti-competitive – sources
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Kevin David Scam or Legit
By Foo Yun Chee, Toby Sterling and Stephen Nellis
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – The Dutch antitrust authority has found that Apple’s rules requiring software developers to use its in-app payment system are anti-competitive and ordered it to make changes, four people familiar with the matter said, in the latest regulatory setback for the iPhone maker.
Apple’s app-store payment policies, in particular its requirement that app developers exclusively use its payment system where commissions range between 15% and 30%, have long drawn complaints from developers.
The Dutch investigation into whether Apple’s practices amounted to an abuse of a dominant market position was launched in 2019 but later reduced in scope to focus primarily on dating market apps.
They included a complaint from Match Group, owner of the popular dating service Tinder, …