13 app companies have teamed up to force Apple to change the rules of its App Store.
As reported by The Washington Post, 13 companies are included in the Application Equity Coalition. These include Epic Games, which recently went into open conflict with Apple, streaming services Spotify and Deezer, and Match Group, which operates a number of popular dating services (including Tinder and OkCupid).
The coalition members are striving to change the principles by which software works in the iOS system. In particular вЂ” to weaken Apple's tight control over how mobile applications are installed on smartphones. This is currently only possible through the App Store.
The coalition website criticizes Apple for a 30% commission on all App Store payments, anti-competitive behavior, abuse of monopoly position.
вЂњTogether we will fight AppleвЂ™s monopoly control over the application ecosystem,вЂќ the coalition says.
It is not yet clear how exactly the participants in the merger will force Apple to change its policy. His website calls on вЂњlaw enforcement, regulators and legislators around the worldвЂќ to take note of the issues raised.
Journalists believe that Apple is unlikely to change the rules of its own free will вЂ” without court decisions or new laws.