Fine of 1 million euros for Apple in France

Apple is being punished by French law for its commercial clauses considered abusive towards application developers who want to access the App Store.

The case began in 2015 with an investigation by the Directorate General for Competition, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Prevention (DGCCRF), and recently ended with a fine of 1 million euros imposed to Apple by the Commercial Court of Paris. A slap on the wrist considering the fortune of the company, accused of abusive commercial clauses for French application developers wishing to access the App Store.

Sweet Fine

“We will study this court decision closely and will continue to work hard to support developers and provide a safe experience for users,” said Apple, which however was not forced to modify the terms of the App. Store. Indeed, new European legislation will force the tech giant to relax its conditions for hosting applications on its devices, starting in 2024. Source: Reuters