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Apple Faces EU Charges Over Digital Markets Act Violation

European Union regulators have opened an investigation into Apple for allegedly violating the Digital Markets Act by hindering support for alternative iOS marketplaces. They highlighted that Apple's App Store policies restrict competition and make it difficult for app developers to reach users. The EU's preliminary findings suggest Apple's business model does not comply with the DMA's requirements.
European Union (EU) regulators have launched a new investigation into Apple for allegedly violating the Digital Markets Act (DMA) by restricting support for alternative iOS marketplaces in Europe.

The regulators pointed out that Apple's App Store 'steering' policies hinder competition.

Margrethe Vestager, head of EU competition policy, emphasized that Apple's practices make it challenging for app developers to operate effectively and reach iOS users.

The preliminary findings accuse Apple of imposing commercial terms that do not comply with the DMA's requirements, limiting developers' ability to interact with end users outside the Apple App Store.
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