Apple’s face is not smiling! 5.5 billion euro lawsuit filed

Dutch a foundation, App Store’sued Apple over developer fees. He claimed 5.5 billion euros in damages for alleging that the company had engaged in monopolistic behavior. The Dutch Consumer Competition Claims Foundation said in a press release that it has filed a “collective claim” for damages on behalf of all iPhone or iPad owners in the EU who download a paid app or make an in-app purchase.

Apple is facing a 5.5 billion euro lawsuit!

AppleIt might seem like an unusual move on behalf of the Dutch foundation to sue on behalf of consumers rather than developers for app store policies. Just last January, Apple agreed to settle a $100 million class action lawsuit by US developers.

Consumer Competition Claims Foundation, Apple’claims that s developer fees are passed on to consumers in the form of higher prices. “App developers are forced to pass on to consumers the increased costs caused by Apple’s monopolistic practices and unfair terms,” ​​the foundation wrote in its press release. The case is expected to be filed in the Amsterdam District Court.

This isn’t the first time Apple has received backlash from Dutch officials. Apple has yet to comply with its January order requiring it to offer third-party payment options for dating app customers in the Netherlands. The Dutch Consumers and Markets Authority (ACM) fines Apple €5 million for each week of non-compliance. Dutch regulators have already fined Apple more than 50 million euros and it continues to rise.

But according to TechCrunch, there is a potential signal of compromise. Apple is working on a modified proposal of its dating app policy, which will be reviewed by the ACM.

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