The author of this article is a senior legal practitioner who has done in-depth research on issues such as anti-monopoly and anti-unfair competition. This article is the result of his research on the "Apple Tax" (Apple's App Store cut) and related anti-monopoly issues. It is the highest level of research on this topic on the Chinese Internet in terms of special database depth and breadth. If you are interested in the "Apple tax" issue and the anti-monopoly issue of Internet platforms in Europe and the United States, please take the time to read this article, I believe it will be very rewarding.
The full text is long, and the brief table of contents is as follows: Preface: Starting with Apple's withdrawal from Russia "Apple Tax" and IAP Anti-Boot Provisions Is Apple a Monopoly? Does the App Store compete with Google Play? The Netherlands is special database the first to penetrate the "Apple tax" defense line Apple boycott: "Tax-free" 3% Conclusion: who can check and balance multinational platforms 1. Preface: Starting with Apple’s withdrawal from Russia On March 1, 2022, Apple announced that it would suspend its main business in the Russian market.
Before that, Apple was also wrestling with Russia's Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) over the "Apple tax." On August 30, 2021, Russia’s FAS issued a statement saying that both iOS users and developers have complained about Apple’s 15%-30% commission, which has resulted in higher prices for digital goods in the App Store. In addition, Apple special database stipulates that developers can only use Apple's IAP (in-app purchases or in-app payments) payment system to process transactions, and users cannot be guided to bypass IAP,