Apple faces another Netherlands lawsuit over alleged anti-competitive practices

Another day, another lawsuit. Apple faces a new multi-billion euro lawsuit out of The Netherlands by the Consumer Competition Claims Foundation that claims the tech giant overcharges users who purchase apps and in-app subscriptions through the App Store. 

The lawsuit also accuses Apple of partaking in “market dominance” and “anti-competitive practices.” On its website, the Consumer Competition Claims Foundation, a non-profit organization, has this to say: Consumers have been overcharged 5 billion euros for their app and in-app purchases and should demand a refund. Apple has reaped this excess profit by abusing its market dominance at the expense of European consumers. 

By using anti-competitive practices, Apple has been able to charge excessively high prices and impose restrictive conditions. Apple excluded all competition and withheld choice for consumers on their App-store and in-app purchases. 

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.