To maintain their market dominance the giants like FB, Apple, etc are often seen to be adopting anti-competitive strategies. A recent case came into light when IOS developer Dave DeLong criticized Apple’s newly launched News+ app. The major reason for his criticism was that Apple didn’t follow its own “App Store Rules”. Apple’s App store rules states;
The developer must clearly mention the time, for which the trial will last.
The price that will be billed after the trial ends.
It must be notified to the users that the subscription fee will be deducted automatically from the account they provide.
These rules are made so that the user is not misled in any case.
Now let’s have a look at Apple’s News+ App sign up Interface.
Such anti-competitive practices should be discouraged to allow fair play for everyone.
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