The European Fee has opened antitrust investigations of two Apple providers, citing concerns that the Application Store and Apple Pay back stifle competition.
The Application Store probe will aim on songs streaming and e-books/audiobooks, subsequent issues by Spotify and e-reader corporation Kobo more than the commissions — 30% in the first calendar year and fifteen% thereafter — that Apple expenses on subscriptions that occur as a result of the Application Store.
Spotify has claimed Apple works by using its Application Store to stifle innovation and limit customer selection in favor of its personal Apple New music assistance.
“We want to ensure that Apple’s principles do not distort competition in marketplaces where Apple is competing with other app builders, for instance, with its songs streaming assistance Apple New music or with Apple Books,” Margrethe Verstager, head of the EU’s antitrust division, reported in a news release.
Separately, the EU will also