Telegram complained to the European Commission about Apple

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Messenger Telegram filed an official complaint with the European Commission (EC) against Apple due to possible violations of the App Store. This was reported by The Financial Times on Thursday, July 30.

The complaint states that Apple should allow users to download applications other than from the App Store.

The FT article also notes that in June, EC vice president Margaret Westager mentioned two antitrust investigations into Apple relations. The first one concerns the work of the App Store. The second is Apple Pay.

In turn, Apple has repeatedly denied allegations of violation of antimonopoly legislation. In particular, Executive Director of Apple Tim Cook considered the investigation of the Apple Store “reasonable and appropriate”, but noted the willingness to protect the business reputation of his company.

The day before, founder of Telegram Pavel Durov in his personal channel in the messenger criticized Apple for 30% commission, which the company charges developers for placing applications in the App Store.

In January, Durov accused Apple of tracking users via iCloud. He made this statement after the company refused to encrypt the backups of the service.

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