An Anti-trust complaint has been filed by Epic Games against Apple in European Union (‘EU’) expanding the Company’s right to fairer digital platform practices for developers as well as consumers.
The complaint alleges that through a series of designed anti-competitive restrictions, Apple has not just harmed but completely eliminated competition in the realm of app distribution and payment processes. It further stated that Apple uses its iOS ecosystem to its benefit and blocks the other competitors and this particular conduct is an abuse of dominant position and in breach of EU Competition Law.
This goes to the heart of whether developers and consumers can do business together on mobile platforms or they are under the monopolistic channels standing against their wishes and interests.
Following complaints from other app developers, the European Commission is already investigating Apple’s abusive conduct
Source- Europe Free Fortnite