The coalition used studies to outline what they believe is a strong case proving Apples’ “exploitive” and “anti-competitive” policies. It is specifically targeting Apple’s 1) anti-competitive practices that favor its apps over competitors, 2) excessive fees of 15 to 30% in the App Store, and 3) ban on competing app stores and payment methods.
The Fortnite battle is part of a larger war
Frustrated companies like Epic recently sued Apple for allegedly engaging in monopolistic practices. The Fortnite maker’s lawsuit was in response to the tech giant’s decision to remove its app from the App Store for violating its terms and conditions. The video games developer also sued Google for the same–its app was removed from Google Play Store. Epic tried to bypass the 30% fees the tech giant’s charge to game developers.
The companies are locked in a long fight in the courts. Apple is seeking monetary damages from Epic, which allegedly committed a “self-inflicted” injury.
All of the 13 founding members including Epic and Spotify have been vocal critics of Apple fees and policies.