On Monday, Blix, the US app maker, launched a fight against Apple in Europe because it raised an issue with the head of EU antitrust Margrethe Vestager against iPhone manufacturers. Dissatisfied, saying that Apple has performed poorly.
Blix’s criticism comes as Vestager is conducting an investigation into Apple’s App Store and mobile payment system Apple Pay because she took action to curb the online gatekeepers on which thousands of companies depend. the power of.
Blix previously sued Apple to exclude its BlueMail product from the Mac App Store, accusing Apple of infringing its patented technology and abusing its dominant position in the App Store.
Apple subsequently allowed BlueMail to re-enter the digital store and cited security issues as a factor of exclusion.
Blix founder Ben Volach wrote in a letter to Vestager that was seen by Reuters: “We are very clear that Apple’s performance is unfair.”
He said: “At the time of writing this letter, we tried to eliminate the misunderstanding caused by Apple. AppStore is not a level playing field; developers are not treated equally when competing with Apple’s own apps. Our experience proves that To this point.”.
Volach urged Vestager to study Apple’s behavior in depth. Vestagg will announce strict new rules at the end of this year, the “Digital Services Act,” to make American technology giants level the competition.
He said: “They obscure Apple’s ambition to completely control this important market and distribution channel in order to maintain its application’s dominant position over competitors’ disadvantages.”
American social media giants Facebook and Microsoft recently expressed concerns about Apple’s App Store rules, and the European Commission said it has realized this.
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