Developers rail against Apple App Store policy in wake of House antitrust hearing

Major developers continue to deride Apple’s App Store policies and call into question CEO Tim Cook’s testimony at a U.S. House hearing this week, where he said the company treats all developers on the platform equally.At the hearing, lawmakers grilled the CEOs of Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google as part of an ongoing investigation into anticompetitive practices. Though Cook faced minimal questioning compared to his tech industry colleagues, House Judiciary Committee panel members did ask about App Store rules like Apple’s cut of in-app purchases and the removal of third-party parental control apps.In his opening statement and during subsequent inquiry, Cook maintained that Apple applies fair and equal policies to all third-party developers marketing wares on the App Store.Read more…
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