We have informed Apple of our preliminary view that it abused its dominant position in markets for mobile wallets on iOS devices.

Our preliminarily findings show that Apple may have restricted competition, to the benefit of its solution Apple Pay.

ℹ️ europa.eu/!QFBpnV

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@EU_Commission abuses his dominant position on devices.

➡ Stores. No other stores allowed.
➡ Application sideloading. Prohibited.
➡ Wallets. No other wallets allowed.
➡ Web browsers. All browsers have to use Apple's WebKit engine.
➡ Multimedia formats. Only patented codecs allowed. , , , , , … are not supported. You can't even synchronize those types of files.

There are many things which Apple does not sanction and for which artificially locks down its devices. They are doing the same Microsoft did and still does in many aspects: be incompatible with others as much as they can in order to force their own standard, in the case of multimedia win money through patent royalties, and maintain vendor lock-in. They admitted the latter for iMessage: androidpolice.com/2021/04/28/a

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