The Strategist

Epic Games and Spotify create coalition against Apple

09/25/2020 - 03:24

More than a dozen tech companies, including Epic Games, Spotify, Match Group (which owns Tinder and other dating services), and, have founded the Coalition for App Fairness. Its main goal is to fight Apple and its rules.

Members of the coalition, most of whom are already suing Apple for one reason or another, have put forward three main complaints against the American corporation.

The list includes: 30% tax on any payments that go through the App Store, which is many times higher than the commissions of other payment systems; lack of alternative ways to distribute applications in iOS; the company’s use of its dominant position to promote its own products.

The Coalition says it welcomes "companies of all sizes, in all industries, committed to protecting consumer choice, promoting competition and creating a level playing field for all app and game developers around the world."