Apple's new app store rules for EU are "complicated by design"

Feb 5, 2024
Apple's App Store has been a crown jewel for the company.
Apple's guidelines for third party app stores and payment systems in Europe  are complicated by design, says analyst Eric Seufert.
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Can the EU break Google and Apple's app store dominance?

Dec 20, 2022
The European Union's Digital Markets Act could have implications beyond Europe's borders — even in the U.S., where similar bills didn't make it through Congress.
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Elon Musk joins a long line of Apple App Store critics

Nov 29, 2022
Large companies like Meta and Spotify have said Apple demands too big a share of revenue for selling in the App Store.
The App Store generates more than double the amount of money Google Play makes, in part because Americans favor iPhones over Android.
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Apple, Epic Games head to court over App Store

Apple takes a 15% to 30% cut of app sales, in-app purchases and subscriptions. Epic says this is unfair.
To download something to your iPhone (such as the popular video game "Fortnite"), you have to go through its App Store.
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Fortnite maker sues Apple, Google after its app was removed from stores

Epic Games is arguing the tech giants shouldn’t be able to force app makers to fork over a cut of revenues from in-app purchases.
Fortnite is suing Google and Apple over revenue cuts the tech giants take from purchases on their respective mobile app stores.
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Apple’s App Store gets its own upgrade

Sep 20, 2017
Along with releasing its new iOS 11 operating system, Apple also has redesigned the App Store. The new look is meant to make it easier for users to find new apps and increase what is already a big part of Apple’s business. In fact, the service part of Apple’s model — which is dominated by […]

Dispatch, Ep 19: WWDC preview

Jun 9, 2016
Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference begins this upcoming Monday.
Attendees gather during Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference on June 8, 2015 in San Francisco, California.
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The app store's 'middle class' is drying up

Mar 3, 2016
The market has dried up, leaving only the big players like Facebook, Google and Uber.
A model shows a 3G iPhone during its launch sale in Hong Kong on July 11, 2008. The iPhone 3G was the first model with access to Apple's App Store.

The annoying, essential economy of software updates

Dec 31, 2015
From apps to the International Space Station, a maddening necessity