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Facebook Out to Loosen Apple’s Grip on App Store, Prepares Antitrust Lawsuit

Evening Standard | 29/01/2021 11:34 AM | Click to read full article

Facebook is readying a lawsuit aimed at loosening Apple's grip on the App Store that serves as an exclusive gateway onto iPhone models.

The leading social network is preparing an anti-trust civil suit accusing Apple of abusing its control of the App Store by requiring outside developers to abide by rules not applied to its own software. Some developers say Apple takes too big a bite of the revenue and maintains rigid policies that may hamstring services competing with those of the iPhone maker.