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Britain launches investigation into Apple’s alleged anti-competitive behavior

The Competition and Markets Authority said the investigation would consider whether Apple has a prominent place in the distribution of apps on Apple devices in the UK.

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Britain’s competition regulator said on Thursday that it had made a complaint at Apple Inc. that the iPhone manufacturer’s terms and conditions were unfair and competitive for app makers.

The Competition and Markets Authority said the investigation would consider whether Apple has a prominent place in the distribution of apps on Apple devices in the UK.

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Apple charges developers up to 30% commission on the value of the transaction or any a consumer purchases their app.

The regulator said it would also investigate whether Apple imposes unfair or anti-competitive conditions on developers using the app store.

Apple said in a statement, “We look forward to working with the UK Competition and Market Authority, stating that our guidelines for privacy, security and content have made the App Store a trusted marketplace for both consumers and developers has made it.”

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