Apple faces Mexican competition probe over App Store fees

Apple, along with Google, may face yet another competition probe from regulators in Mexico, after a former telecommunications chief filed a complaint against tech giants on Friday.

The complaint, brought to Mexico’s telecoms regulator IFT on Thursday, has Mony de Swaan Addati accusing Apple and Google of “completely inhibiting competition, by abusing their App Store monopoly to force the use of their own payment services for in-app payments.The complaint, seen by Reuters claims the Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store charge between 15% and 20% commission, which in turn forces price inflation.

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