EU charges Apple with breaking antitrust laws and robbing you of cheaper music

Written by: Thomas Macaulay

Apple is in the EU’s crosshairs once again. The European Commission has charged the iPhone maker with breaking antitrust laws by imposing unfair rules on distributing apps via the App Store. The EU’s executive arm accused Apple of abusing its market power in two ways: forcing developers to use Apple’s own in-app payment system — which gives the tech giant a 30% cut — and banning them from informing customers about alternative subscription options. The latter rule EU antitrust czar Margrethe Vestager said the restrictions meant consumers were losing out: By setting strict rules on the App store that disadvantage…

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