UK regulator to investigate Apple over 'unfair' App Store terms


UK watchdog opens inquiry over claims US firm is imposing ‘anti-competitive’ terms on app developers

Britain’s competition regulator has opened an investigation into Apple over claims the company is using its control over the App Store to impose “unfair and anti-competitive” terms on app developers.

The Competition and Markets Authority announced the investigation on Thursday morning. It says it decided to investigate based on its own work in the digital sector, “as well as several developers reporting that Apple’s terms and conditions are unfair and could break competition law”.

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