Europe’s Antitrust Case Against Apple Shifts Focus to ‘Anti-Steering’ Clauses in Music Streaming Services
The European Commission filed antitrust accusations against Apple in 2021 after determining that the corporation was abusing its dominant position in music streaming applications. The commission gave the tech giant a Statement of Objections outlining the problems it feels should be investigated further. The EU’s executive authority underlined its complaints with Apple in it, including forcing developers to use its payment system and prohibiting them from informing users about alternate (and frequently cheaper) payment alternatives outside of iOS applications. The EU has now said that its antitrust inquiry would focus only on the second concern, or the “anti-steering responsibilities” imposed by Apple on developers.