US tech large Apple has paid a 906 million rouble ($12.12 million) high-quality in a Russian antitrust case alleging abuse of its dominance within the cellular apps market, Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) stated on its Telegram channel at the moment.
Apple, which didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark, has beforehand “respectfully disagreed” with an FAS ruling that Apple’s distribution of apps by means of its iOS working system gave its personal merchandise a aggressive benefit.
The FAS decided in August 2020 that Apple had abused its dominant place, then issued a directive requiring Apple to take away provisions giving it the best to reject third-party apps from its App Retailer.
That transfer adopted a criticism from cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab, which had stated a brand new model of its Secure Children software had been declined by Apple’s working system.
In a separate case, the FAS in January stated it had fined Apple round $17.4 million for allegedly forcing Russian builders to make use of Apple’s cost providers with the iOS App Retailer.
Apple paused all product gross sales in Russia a yr in the past, after Moscow despatched its armed forces to Ukraine, and restricted its Apple Pay service in Russia.
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