The Telegram filed an antitrust complaint on the App store

The Telegram filed an antitrust complaint with the Commissioner of Europe for competition, Margret Vestager on the App store. It is reported by the Financial Times.

The messenger complained about the 30% Commission that Apple takes from every transaction and issued through the App Store subscription. Telegram asks EU to force the company to allow users to install apps to bypass their store.

According to the publication, in June Vestager announced two antitrust investigations against Apple, one of them dealt with the App Store.

According to estimates by the Financial Times, charges the Apple App Store worldwide, brings to the company more than $1 billion per month.

The Creator of Telegram, Pavel Durov July 28 at his channel has posted information about the reasons for which a 30 percent tax should excite iPhone owners.

“The 30 percent Commission Apple increases for you the cost of all applications and digital purchases. She goes above and beyond what you pay the developers for any service or game. You continue to pay after paid”, – stated in the post.

According to him, part of the contents of iPhone applications available to users, because Apple censors apps.

Among the negative points, the film noted the large amount of advertising and the decline of privacy.

Telegram is a free instant messenger. It was developed by the founder of social network “Vkontakte” Russian Pavel Durov. The first client of Telegram for iOS was submitted on 14 August 2013. The number of active users of the service in April 2020 was more than 400 million people.

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