Apple sued by a group of French developers

by nativetechdoctor

According to Neowin , the petition was filed by the plaintiff in federal court in Oakland, California (USA). The plaintiffs cited the company’s annual fees as well as the “expensive” 30% commission charged by Apple. The complaint indicates that Apple has leveraged its monopoly power over the distribution of apps on iOS-based mobile devices by delegating only one app store to developers.

The complaint filed in court states: “There is no appropriate justification in favor of Apple’s conduct, instead Apple’s actions are designed to destroy competition.”

The developer of the Figaro news app – Société du Figaro; and streaming app sports news L ‘Équipe – L ‘Équipe 24/24; and the French association of content providers – Le Geste are among the plaintiffs. Law firms Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro (USA) and Fayrouze Masmi-Dazi (France) represent the plaintiff in this class action.

30% commission Apple over 14 years, along with a $99 annual fee for app developers, discourages innovation and consumer . They are seeking triple damages for violating federal antitrust and California law, along with rulings against other anticompetitive practices.

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