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Le Figaro and L’Équipe accuse Apple of abuse of a dominant position


Apple owns a deliberate, anti-competitive and unjustifiable monopolyestimate the two French newspapers members of GESTE, an association which represents publishers of content and online services, according to the complaint filed in a court in San Jose.

Like many other developers around the world, they criticize Apple for offering only one way to access users of the brand’s devices: the App Store, an essential platform for downloading applications.

the front pages of two French newspapers the day after the attacks on charlie hebdo.

The front pages of “L’Équipe” and “Figaro” the day after the attack on the satirical magazine “Charlie Hebdo” on January 7, 2015.

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The Californian technology giant controls this platform for commission payments that publishers must pay to it on all purchases of their customers, 30%, with exceptions.

Apple has cornered the iOS app distribution market […] but not because he built the best storeargues the prosecution.

Apple deliberately built a monopoly by blocking any potential competition through technical means and contracts with developers.

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Apple’s actions are designed to destroy competitionassert their lawyers.

They are asking for a jury trial, and are asking for a judge’s injunction to force Apple to change its practices, as well as damages.

Their complaint cites excerpts from the judgment rendered after the lawsuit between Apple and Epic Games, the publisher of the video game phenomenon Fortnite.

“Fortnite” is one of the most popular games in the world.

Photo: Epic Games

Epic had filed a complaint in 2020 against the iPhone maker for abuse of a dominant position, accusing it of exercising a monopoly on the purchase of goods and services in its online store.

In November 2021, a US federal judge ordered Apple to allow an alternative payment system within the App Store, but also ruled that Epic had failed to prove that Apple had violated copyright law. competition.

The company assures that the App Store is the best possible guarantee in terms of payment security and data confidentiality, and that allowing the download of applications outside this platform would pose risks.

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More than a billion people worldwide use an iPhone, according to Backlinko.

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