Russia wants to force Apple to reduce the quotas it retains from App Store sales: a draft law has been submitted to parliament, and if Apple is approved it will have to "settle" for 20%. Deductions currently amount to 30% on any app, game or in-app content purchase. But that's not all: Apple may even be forced to allow alternative app stores to be installed, thus opening the door to much more intense competition.
It is worth remembering that the App Store is the only way to buy / install apps on iPhones and iPads, unless you resort to the jailbreak procedure, which however is rather delicate and invalidates the warranty (at least temporarily, until the firmware is restored). On Android, however, the alternative stores are not available on the Play Store, but are installed with relative simplicity.
In addition, the proposed law provides that a third of the proceeds from app stores are paid, on a quarterly basis, to a special fund to train developers and other professionals in the IT sector.
In the last period the debate around the App Store policies have intensified. More and more developers complain about the withholdings: Spotify had started, but then many others joined – the latest huge case concerns Epic Games, the developer of Fortnite and the Unreal Engine. Apple says the "taxes" are to cover the costs of running the App Store, but from the first company in the history of mankind to reach $ 2 trillion in capitalization – and just two years after reaching the trillion mark , always first – is a difficult thesis to argue credibly
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