Apple abused its dominance in India! The competition commission will investigate

Apple, the world’s largest technology company, has suffered a setback. The Competition Commission of India (ITC) has ordered an investigation against Apple for unfair business practices in the App Store. Apple is alleged to be abusing its market position. In its 20-page order, the CCI has said that Apple’s App Store is the only way that app developers can distribute apps to iOS users. The App Store is pre-installed on all iPhones and iPads. Third-party app stores cannot appear in the Apple App Store. These restrictions imposed by Apple almost closed the market for the App Store for iOS.

Apple abused its dominance in India!

According to CCI, this prima facie violates competitive standards and prevents potential app resellers and app store developers from entering the market. Citing these reasons, the regulator has ordered a detailed investigation by its Director General (DG).

Apple did not respond to questions about the CCI investigation.

CCI has said that application developers depend on the Apple App Store to reach users and users also depend on the App Store to download applications. CCI believes that Apple has a monopoly on the App Store market in India. App developers depend on it, so they must abide by Apple’s non-negotiable rules.

Apple’s claim that it only has a 0 to 5 percent market share, CCI has said that Apple’s approach is completely wrong. The reason for this is that, in the present case, Apple has imposed alleged anti-competitive bans on application developers. In other words, Apple has abused its power.

At the same time, Apple has argued that the plaintiff is working closely with parties with whom the company’s disputes continue globally. This complaint was presented by the NGO Together We Fight Society. The investigation report must be delivered within 60 days in this case.

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