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Apple’s Dominance Is Finally Under Threat

  • Regulator eyes limits on developers offering other ways to pay
  • Some apps charge consumers more to absorb App Store fees
Key Speakers At The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC)
Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

One week before Apple Inc.’s annual developer conference, the financial heart of its App Store is under renewed attack from antitrust regulators and exasperated developers.

The European Commission launched two investigations into Apple on Tuesday. One major focus is on a contentious rule that limits what app developers can tell users about payment options beyond the App Store.