Report: EU to charge Apple over anti-competitive behavior this week

Apple has been under EU scrutiny for a long time.

What you need to know

  • Apple could be in big trouble with the EU.
  • A new report says antitrust charges against Apple will be publicly issued this week.
  • It’s over claims the App Store violates EU rules on competition.

A new report says Apple will be publicly charged by the EU over anticompetitive behavior this week.

From The Irish Times:

Margrethe Vestager, the EU’s competition chief, will publicly issue charges against Apple late this week over concerns that the rules it sets for developers on its App store break EU law, according to several people with direct knowledge of the announcement.

As the report notes, the case stems from a complaint filed by Spotify with the EU two years ago because of the 30% cut Apple takes from Spotify subscriptions sold through the App Store, whilst running its own competing streaming services.

Apple has previously said Spotify was using “its financial motivations in misleading rhetoric.”

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