German regulators are following Apple’s row with Fortnite-maker Epic Games “with great interest, according to the country’s antitrust chief.
Apple’s office in South Korea has proposed 100 billion won in donations to small businesses, consumers, and manufacturers over antitrust concerns.
Some people want Apple to let users download sideloaded apps. These are apps that can be installed outside of the App Store, like the current situation on macOS. One counter argument is security:
“It’s not that iOS is full of holes,” he said, but that “the App Store is a natural second layer that [Apple] can filter through and decide if something would be harmful.” He agreed it wasn’t foolproof, but that it can help screen out “undesirable” apps.
My worry with sideloaded apps isn’t about the device security itself. It’s that Apple probably couldn’t control what goes on inside these apps, like SDKs that harvest our data, or developers only letting people use non-private logins like Facebook and Google. I want to use technologies like Sign In with Apple and Apple Pay, because I trust Apple with my data. To be fair, App Store apps already use trackers. As a side note, I’m linking to Apple News because of Engadget/Verizon’s new consent form when you visit the website.
Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service has decided that Apple is guilty of abusing its position, following a complaint by Kaspersky.
Bryan Chaffin and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Tim Cook’s appearance as part of a Congressional antitrust hearing.
Tim Cook received fewer questions that his fellow tech CEOs but he was still involved in some key moments at the antitrust hearing.
In prepared testimony ahead of an antitrust hearing, Tim Cook reminded Representatives that “Apple does not have a dominant market share.”
Speaking in a new interview, Phil Schiller says that the App Store creates a level playing field for developers.
Airbnb and ClassPass are the latest companies to express concerns over Apple’s 30% App Store fee after shifting to virtual content.
Microsoft President Brad Smith has reportedly raised concerns about Apple to U.S. lawmakers looking into antitrust matters.
As part of its ongoing antitrust investigation, the Department of Justice is examining Apple’s rules for the App Store, like the 30% tax.
Charlotte Henry joins host Kelly Guimont to discuss App Store policy and what constitutes a violation, and updates to EU antitrust cases.
Rep. David N. Cicilline (D-RI) is concerned that Apple may be using its privacy measures to hide anti-competitive behavior.
Apple is tweaking the App Store algorithm to make Apple apps less likely to appear in search results. This seeks to address complaints that the company unfairly uses the App Store to promote its own apps in favor of competition.
Mr. Schiller and Mr. Cue said the algorithm had been working properly. They simply decided to handicap themselves to help other developers.
“We make mistakes all the time,” Mr. Cue said.
“We’re happy to admit when we do,” Mr. Schiller said. “This wasn’t a mistake.”
I think the antitrust concerns about Apple have valid arguments, and I think this is a good move by Apple. Notice Phil Schiller gently correct Eddy.
Japanese suppliers want the Fair Trade Commission to investigate Apple after saying they were forced to sign unfair contracts with the company.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is looking into a deal between Apple and Amazon that brought direct iPhone sales to the latter.
A new report shows that Apple apps are typically shown before other apps when users input certain search queries.
Apple and other tech companies have been summoned to Capitol Hill to testify on antitrust in front of the House Judiciary Committee.
Bernie Sanders wants to take a look at tech giants like Apple, Amazon, and Google, although he didn’t specifically say they should be broken up.
Former general counsel Bruce Sewell explains what went wrong in the iBooks antitrust case. Back in 2013 a court found that Apple conspired with book publishers to raise the price of ebooks. This was in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890, which regulates competition among businesses. Mr. Sewell spoke to law students for a YouTube series called “Before You Take the LSAT.”
Apple got involved in a very ugly suit with the US government in the Southern District of New York that had to do with our release of the iBooks Store. I tried to chart a course that I thought was incredibly good for Apple, and would bear legal scrutiny.