India antitrust regulator launches probe into Apple App Store payments

After a complaint by a consumer group in September, The India Competition Commission has formally ordered a probe looking into Apple’s App Store payment system, commissions, and more.The Competition Commission of India (CCI) issued an order on Friday, formally launching the investigation that was requested in September. The CCI has 60 days to complete the investigation.In a quote obtained by TechCrunch about the order, the agency says that it is looking into claims of excessive commissions for developers. Apple is said to “restrict the choice available to the app developers to select a payment processing system of their choice especially considering when it charges a commission of up to 30% for app purchases and in-app purchases.” Read more…
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