European developers oppose Apple's App Store rules as restrictive

WIRED February 12, 2024, 10:00 AM UTC

Summary: European developers are rebelling against Apple's new App Store rules, which they claim further entrench the company's control. The EU's Digital Markets Act aims to regulate Apple's dominance, but developers like Tuta's CEO Matthias Pfau argue the new terms are still abusive. While the rules technically allow alternative app stores and payment systems, they come with restrictions and fees that discourage change. Pfau estimates warnings could dissuade 50% of users from using alternative payment systems.

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