Apple cites web, third-party markets as evidence against App Store dominance

In a submission to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Apple rejected the notion that the App Store is the world’s dominant app marketplace, noting users can acquire digital content from the web and other sources.

App StoreApple and Google are targets of an ACCC probe into app store policies, with the antitrust watchdog examining potential issues arising from purported marketplace dominance.The investigation is part of a larger inquiry into digital platform services and seeks to determine whether third parties can compete in a market alongside the App Store and Google Play. Also under review are app store regulations, fees imposed on developers, rankings systems, marketplace access, and the collection of consumer data.

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