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Another Apple big problem: Accusation of illegal monopoly by making App market
  • Collective action is underway in the United States, accusing the brand of having set up an illegal monopoly on the sale of mobile apps. Indeed, unlike Android where third-party app stores are allowed next to the Play Store, on iOS no application directory is allowed. This allows the firm to earn 30% commission on (almost) all transactions made via its platform. In 2017 the App Store generated almost 10 billion revenue for Apple. A situation that complainants denounce by explaining that "in a competitive environment" users would not necessarily have to pay so much. It is neither more nor less than the very structure of the software distribution on iOS that is questioned through this legal action.

    https://www.lesnumeriques.com/telephone-portable/apple-recours-collectif-concernant-monopole-app-store-n81079.html

    Destruction of both Apple Store and Play Store are necessary steps for both mobile OS universes.

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  • Destruction of both Apple Store and Play Store are necessary steps for both mobile OS universes.

    Only possible with this: https://puri.sm

    There is “0” chance that either company will give up their proprietary stores. Shift to public blockchain app authorisation could at lease open up stores, but I don’t see that happening either.

  • There is “0” chance that either company will give up their proprietary stores.

    Companies by themselves - never. But if their means of productions will belong to people - it will happens instantly.

    Shift to public blockchain app authorisation could at lease open up stores, but I don’t see that happening either.

    This one I do not understand.