EU antitrust authorities have officially opened two investigations to assess whether applepay and app store violate EU competition law. The European Commission said the investigation would involve Apple forcing app developers to use the in app purchase system and the companys ban on app developers from informing users of cheaper purchasing channels outside the app.
Critics accuse apple of having too high commission, and it is the users who ultimately pay the bill. For the same software, the cost of downloading the same software in the app store may be higher than that on other platforms. Moreover, the high commission has also led some app developers to take various ways to evade taxes.
Apples tax cut has benefited more small developers and cleverly blocked criticism from critics, while at the same time, most of Apples App Store revenue has not been affected. Sensor tower, a research firm, estimates that only about 0.2% of the 1.8 million apps in the app store generated more than $1 million in revenue last year, and the 0.2% app Commission contributed about 92% of the app stores revenue. The app store is also at the heart of Apples services division, which generated $53.77 billion in revenue for apple in the latest fiscal year. Source: Wall Street, editor in charge: Chen Hequn_ NB12679
Apples tax cut has benefited more small developers and cleverly blocked criticism from critics, while at the same time, most of Apples App Store revenue has not been affected.