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The messenger Telegram filed an antitrust complaint to the European Commission, accusing the app store Apple’s App Store in a non-competitive conditions. Reported by the Financial Times with reference to the text of the document.
The complaint States that “Apple should give users the opportunity to download apps outside the App Store.” The company also drew attention to the 30% Commission that Apple takes with every purchase within the application. According to the Telegram, these funds adds up to a lot more money than necessary to ensure the operation of the App Store.
With similar arguments previously made by the founder of Telegram, Pavel Durov. He stressed that iPhone owners have to worry about this policy of Apple, as they impact indirectly on them.
So, the businessman tied the Commission including the increasing cost of applications to users, problems with the storage of personal data and the growth of advertising within programs. He explained that the situation has not changed for about 10 years.
Durov has repeatedly spoken out against Apple and Google. Previously, he also accused the Corporation total control over which apps billions of users worldwide can install on their phones. In his opinion, two companies, in fact, collect taxes from all of humanity.
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