Apple is under constant attack by the courts and regulators over its rent-seeking practices when it comes to the iOS app store, but the company isn’t giving up without a fight.
The Russian Federal Antitrust Authority (FAS) recently ordered Apple to allow developers to notify users of alternative payment methods. For example, this would allow Spotify to let users know that they can save money by going to their website to sign up.
This small change does not work for Apple, which is appealing to orders.
Apple is seeking a judicial review, RT report, after the company failed to heed the September 30 deadline. The company is currently facing a Russian revenue-based fine for non-compliance, following an October action by the company. FAS for noncompliance.
Apple has appealed another $12 million fine for placing unfair restrictions on Kaspersky Safe Kids, a parental control app that is far less capable than Apple’s own version due to restrict the access of third-party applications.
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