From Arizona to the UK to The Netherlands and beyond.
From The Verge’s “Arizona advances bill forcing Apple and Google to allow Fortnite-style alternative payment options” posted Wednesday:
The bill, HB2005, opens the door for alternative payment systems on iOS and Android
From Reuters’ “UK starts probe on Apple over alleged App Store monopoly” posted Thursday:
Britain’s competition regulator said on Thursday it has opened an investigation into Apple Inc after complaints that the iPhone maker’s terms and conditions for app developers are unfair and anti-competition…
The company is also being investigated on similar grounds by the Dutch competition authorities, who are nearing a draft decision, Reuters reported last month.
Last year, the European Commission too had opened a probe into the iPhone maker over App Store commission fee.
My take: The App Store has been — and remains — a big fat antitrust target.
See also Apple 3.0’s Antitrust Archives