Here are the countries fighting Apple’s App Store monopoly

Apple has benefited a lot from the App Store and the developer ecosystem. Heck, it’s probably made more than $100 billion from its fees since 2008.

However, many companies and lawmakers across the world are scrutinizing this tech giant’s monopoly. As a result of this, we’re seeing many regulations and court cases that may force Apple to allow alternative payment methods in the App Store.

Before we take a look at the countries cornering Apple, let’s understand how App Store’s payment structure works.

Apple’s bite of the App Store

Apple first introduced the 30% fee for in-app purchases such as subscriptions in 2011. As a result, some apps like Spotify had to raise their prices on the App Store to offset Apple‘s cut.