the Times: Apple faces $1bn lawsuit from UK app developers over fees

Apple is facing a $1 billion (£785 million) class action lawsuit in the UK from hundreds of app developers over claims that its fees amount to “abusive pricing”.

The American technology giant’s “monopoly” on software for its iPhones and iPad tablets allow it to charge those who make apps for them exorbitant commission rates, according to the academic behind the legal action.

The commissions it charges for in-app payments, up to 30 per cent, have proven controversial among some developers and regulators. The group has previously argued that many developers do not pay any commission, and that its.



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