Russia may limit Apples percentage to 20percent and force third-party stores to go online

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 Russia may limit Apples percentage to 20percent and force third-party stores to go online


If the draft is passed, any companys percentage from app sales and in app purchases will be limited to 20%. The draft legislation will affect the mobile application market of companies such as apple and Google. Previously, apple platform was accused of anti competitive behavior by Russian antitrust agency.

This will force device manufacturers to allow third-party app stores to be installed on mobile devices, tumusov wrote on social media. In addition, the bill will require companies that charge a commission on app sales to pay a third of the Commission to a special Internet technology training fund every quarter.

Apple currently charges a 15% to 30% commission on the sale of digital products in its app store, the same as other companies such as Google. However, the move was criticized by developers and antitrust regulators, and some even compared the cost to highway robbery..

Tumusov shrugged off concerns that the new bill might force apple out of the Russian market, saying this trend is global and Russia should not lag behind..

Source: Qiao JunJing, editor in charge of Netease science and Technology Report_ NBJ11279