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Global: Apple defends App Store amid mounting criticism

 |  May 29, 2019

Apple has debuted a new website to quell antitrust concerns, amid calls for the tech giant to be broken up, according to a report by CNBC.

Apple lost a Supreme Court case recently about competition on the App Store, but Apple’s site says the App Store is open to competition.

“We created the App Store with two goals in mind: that it be a safe and trusted place for customers to discover and download apps, and a great business opportunity for all developers,” the website said. “We take responsibility for ensuring that apps are held to a high standard for privacy, security and content, because nothing is more important than maintaining the trust of our users.”

Some developers have said apps that involve too much on-screen time have been removed because they compete directly with Screen Time, a new feature recently introduced for iPhones that serves a similar purpose. There is a pending EU antitrust complaint about that particular issue.

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