Apple CEO Tim Cook has agreed to participate in U.S. House Judiciary Committee antitrust probe, making him the last chief executive of four big tech companies targeted in the investigation to signal intent to yield testimony.
In a wide-ranging interview, Apple's Marketing head Greg Joswiak defends the overall App Store approach, but also says the company is paying attention to developers over issues in how the App Store handles distribution.
The Department of Justice and state attorneys general are reportedly preparing to launch an antitrust investigation into Apple's App Store after developers continue to raise concerns over anticompetitive behavior.
Amid controversy surrounding Apple's stringent — and notoriously capricious — application of App Store rules, the company on Monday announced a major change to the review process that will allow developers to challenge specific guidelines.
During Apple's state of the platform presentation at the WWDC, Apple's engineers have explicitly said that it will be up to the developer if an iPad or iPhone app appears in the App Store for Apple Silicon Macs.
Apple is reporteldy preparing to remove thousands of games from the App Store in China in July, taking down listings for iOS games that operate in the country without gaining approval from the country's regulators.
It might be to developers' advantage to complain loudly about Apple and the App Store, but the same system they decry is what gets them to all of their customers — and most devs have been fine with it since 2008.
Apple CEO Tim Cook will be served a subpoena to testify in front of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee if he refuses to willingly participate in an ongoing antitrust probe, the investigation's leader said on Friday.