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Apple, Facing Outcry, Says App Developers Are Thriving on iPhone

  • Report from Analysis Group shows Apple services don’t dominate
  • Apple takes rare step of downplaying usage of its own products
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Apple Inc., looking to address criticism of its competitive practices by the European Union, developers and U.S. lawmakers, pointed to a report showing that third-party apps are thriving on the iPhone and other devices. 

In a study published by Analysis Group and touted by the iPhone maker, analysts said that Apple’s own apps are infrequently the dominant option and only account for a small share of app usage.