Apple faces anti-trust probe in Mexico over a new complaint, along with Google


The anti-trust movement is rising right now, and being one of the tech giants, Apple is squarely in the middle of the storm. After the US, it seems like the movement is gaining steam in other parts of America now. Days after Brazil banned the sales of iPhones shipping without a charging brick, Mexico has now a fresh anti-trust probe opening up over Apple, as well as Google.

A new report by Reuters said that Apple and Google are facing a probe over anti-competitive practices in Mexico. The complaint was filed to the country’s telecom regulatory body El Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones, also known as IFT, by Mony de Swaan Addati. Mony de Swaan Addati was previously the head of the telecommunications federation which has since then been replaced by the IFT.

Anti-trust complaint over app store monopolies

App Store on iPhone

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The complaint accuses Apple and Google of stunting competition by “taking advantage of their monopoly in app stores to tie use of their own payment processing systems for in-app purchases.” Mony de Swaan Addati also said that the 15-20% commission Google Play Store and the Apple App Store charge forces price inflation for consumers.





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