Former Apple App Store Chief: Company's Rules Are a 'Weapon Against Competitors'

Former Apple App Store Chief: Company's Rules Are a 'Weapon Against Competitors'


In a recent House antitrust report, former Apple App Store Director Phil Shoemaker states that Apple uses its App Store rules as a “weapon” against competitors. His testimony is just more evidence that the Big Tech Masters of the Universe use monopoly power to crush the competition.

Business Insider reports that in the recent House antitrust report, former Apple App Store director Phil Shoemaker criticized the tech giant for anti-competitive practices. Shoemaker discussed multiple gaming services that were banned from the App Store shortly before Apple released its own gaming service. The Apple gaming service appeared to violate the store’s own policies much as the competitors’ apps, but did not face the same scrutiny.

“Apple’s gaming service, Apple Arcade, is a type of app that was ‘consistently disallowed from the store,’ when offered by third-party developers, but Apple allowed its own app in the store ‘even though it violates existing [App

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