• Telegram files EU antitrust complaint against Apple

    14 days ago - By iMore

    They say Apple should let users download software outside of the App Store.
    What you need to know
    Apple faces yet another antitrust complaint in Europe.
    Telegram has filed a formal complaint to Margrethe Vestager.
    They say iOS users should be able to download apps outside of the app Store.
    Messaging app Telegram has filed an official complaint to the EU, claiming Apple should let iOS users download software outside of the App Store.
    As reported by the Financial Times :
    In a complaint to EU competition chief Margrethe Vestager, Telegram, which has more than 400m users, said Apple must...
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  • Emails reveal details of Apple's revenue deal with Amazon

    Emails reveal details of Apple's revenue deal with Amazon

    14 days ago - By iMore

    Does it imply special treatment?
    What you need to know
    Emails seem to have revealed a deal struck between Apple and Amazon in 2016.
    It was the foundation of Amazon Prime video coming to the App Store and Apple TV.
    Apple appears to have offered a 15% revenue share for subscriptions, rather than its usual 30.
    Emails released as part of a House antitrust probe yesterday have revealed that Apple and Amazon struck a seemingly more favorable deal in order to get Amazon Prime Video on the App Store.
    As noted by Mark Gurman :
    Now we know how Apple convinced Amazon to finally put Prime Video on the...
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  • Apple's 30% App Store revenue cut could have been a lot worse

    Apple's 30% App Store revenue cut could have been a lot worse

    14 days ago - By iMore

    "I think we may be leaving money on the table if we just asked for about 30% of the first year sub."
    What you need to know
    Tim Cook took part in a House Judiciary antitrust hearing yesterday.
    One aspect of Apple's business scrutinized was its 30% cut off App Store Revenue.
    Turns out Apple at one point discussed making it 40% for recurring subscriptions.
    Confidential emails used as evidence in yesterday's antitrust hearing have revealed Apple's Eddy Cue suggested the company should take 40, rather than 30 percent, of recurring subscription revenue.
    In a hearing largely dominated by...
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