The EU Commission accuses Apple unfair competition in his App Store. Apple disadvantaged other providers of Musikstreaming Apps, explained competition commissarin Margrethe Vestager on Friday based on premier findings of an investigation. The Commission believes, among other things, that the selling of subscriptions in the apps over Apple’s payment platform must be handled and thus competitors are hindered.
The Commission’s investigation was totled in Marz 2019 by a complaint of the Music Treaming Market Spotify, which competes with Apple Music. In June last year, the Commission then initiated an antitrust examination. In this procedure, she has officially authorized Apple her sight. Thus, the competitive helps go the next step of an antitrust examination. Apple now first has the opportunity to reply.
Gatekeeper and competitors
The competition herd showed the worried that Apple users had to pay for Musikstreaming subscriptions or could not buy some subscriptions in their apps. They also came to their premier findings that Apple has a dominant market position in the distribution of music streaming applications in the App Store. The Group is at the same time "Gatekeeper" and competitor with his own service Apple Music, emphasized Vestor.