Russia plans to fine Apple over alleged antitrust violations

Russia’s competition regulator intends to fine Apple for allegedly violating the country’s antitrust laws, claiming the App Store is being used to control the iOS app marketplace.

Announced on Tuesday, the federal antimonopoly service (FAS) declared it intends to fine Apple following an administrative investigation. The fine would be based on Apple’s turnover, and has yet to be determined.The FAS statement seen by Reuters asserts that Apple has “abused its dominant position in the iOS distribution market.” This includes claims that Apple “prohibits iOS app developers from telling clients inside the app about the possibility of paying for purchases outside the App Store or using alternative payment methods.”

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