Apple is fighting in Russia for profits from the App Store. The case went to court

The problem is a consequence of Apple’s policy, which allows the possibility of buying paid applications only through its own payment system, while downloading salty commissions. Aside from trying to work around – as is the case with Epic Games i Fortnite – this aroused the interest of the Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS).

As a result of its actions, the company was ordered to allow developers to inform about alternative payment methods. Although Apple had until September 30, the company did not bow, and a further court battle resulted in the extension of the deadline to December 9. Moreover, Apple is questioning the provisions of the FAS by trying prove his point before a Russian court.

Apple’s actions should not come as a surprise when the revenues from the App Store reach 72.3 billion dollars. (data for 2020), and the Covid-19 pandemic only maintains an upward trend in revenues generated by app sales.

It is worth emphasizing that Apple is not the only company in Russia that has problems with the payment system. Samsung was also affected. The Korean giant has been accused of being abused by Samsung Pay patented solutions, and a court dispute resulted in a ban on the import and sale of as many as 61 smartphone models in Russia.


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