Telegram Files Formal Antitrust Complaint Against Apple With the EU

Telegram Files Formal Antitrust Complaint Against Apple With the EU

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Telegram has filed a format antitrust complaint against Apple with the European Union, reports the Financial Times. Their complaint follows ones from Spotify and Rakutan.

Earlier this week, Telegram CEO Pavel Durov published an open letter detailing "7 Myths Apple Is Using to Justify Their 30% Tax on Apps".

"At the end of the day, it is up to us – consumers and creators – to defend our rights and to stop monopolists from stealing our money", says Durov. "They may think they have tricked us into a deadlock, because we’ve already bought a critical mass of their devices and created a critical mass of apps for them. But we shouldn’t be giving them a free ride any longer."

Notably, Telegram's complaint to the EU also says that Apple must "allow users to have the opportunity of downloading software outside of the App Store." Android allows users to install apps outside of the Play Store but Apple has refused to allow users to install apps without going through the App Store.

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shinytick - August 4, 2020 at 2:39am
Yeah, how many? Why do you bullshit your way through, rather than giving evidence?
Griesel - July 30, 2020 at 6:23pm
How many viruses, identity theft and phishing has occurred on Android devices? And then how many on Apple devices? There is a reason to the madness, but Apple is taking it too far.
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