EC fines Apple £1.5 billion over App Store rules

Antitrust fine four times bigger than expected

John Leonard
clock • 2 min read
EC fines Apple £1.5 billion over App Store rules
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EC fines Apple £1.5 billion over App Store rules

The European Commission fined Apple €1.84 billion (roughly £1.5 billion, or $1.95 billion) for violating EU antitrust rules by abusing its dominant position in the app store market.

The fine is almost four times the anticipated penalty of €500 million, a sign that the EC means business when it comes to penalising transgressions of its competition regulations. However, it is st...

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