Senators target the Apple App Store
Senators target the Apple App Store

A new Senate bill targets major tech companies in the App Store market such as Apple and Google.

The bill is called the "Open App Store Act" and it prohibits app stores from forcing developers to use the store's payment system.

It could also prevent the company from penalizing developers who offer lower prices on a separate app store or through their payment system, such as the public dispute between Apple and Epic Games.

It should be noted that the bill prohibits companies from using non-public information from their stores. It is about creating products that are competitive with the companies that use their services.

Supporters of the bill said: Over the years, Apple and Goog have been the custodians of this billionaire businessman as they beat their competitors and made huge profits.

They added, "This law will help break the strong control of these tech giants. Open the app economy to new competitors. And give mobile users better control over their devices."

The iPhone manufacturer responded to the invoice with the following words: “Since our founding, we have always put people at the center of everything we do.

She added, "The App Store is the lifeblood of our business. It connects developers and customers in a secure and trusted way. Our goal is to preserve the App Store. People can be confident that every app must adhere to our strict guidelines and that your privacy and security are protected."

Target the Apple App Store

Earlier this year, the Senate Judiciary Committee invited representatives from companies like Spotify and Tile. It's about explaining how App Store and Google Play app policies and fees affect their business.

"Once Apple decides to build its own competitor device to track items, our products will find it difficult to run on multiple devices," Tile said.

"We are committed to creating a fairer and more competitive app store for developers and consumers," the Justice League app, of which Epic Games is a part, said in a statement.

"The Open App Store Act is a move to enable big tech companies to stifle competition between developers in the United States and around the world," he added.

However, research institutions backed by technology companies believe that the law could pose a risk to consumer safety.

The Progress Chamber, a US trade organization that represents technology companies, said the law angers anyone who buys an iPhone or Android device. In fact, mobile phones and app stores are safe, reliable and easy to use.

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