Her legal team Apple, the latter seems to be very busy, since the legal disputes do not stop. We recently heard about the lawsuit filed by epic Games for company policies in the App Store. There is still one from the European Commission for tax arrears.
The last addition to this list Apple There is also a lawsuit filed by the Russian antitrust authority over the company's monopoly practices with iOS 12.
Russia's Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) has investigated allegations Kaspersky Lab to cut off access to certain developer APIs and host ambiguous documents with the release of iOS 12 - which included Screen Time - in 2018.
This has led many applications, including Kaspersky's parental control application, to lose functionality, while Screen Time's application Apple continued to use iOS features that were no longer available to third-party developers.
Following an investigation by FAS Russia, found that Apple is guilty for abusing its market position.
A statement (translated) by FAS Russia states:
The company documents, which guide the developers, contain ambiguous provisions, as well as provisions according to which the Apple may reject (prevent) any third party application from its App Store, even if it meets all company requirements.
After a thorough investigation of the documentation and technological features of iOS and applications, evaluating its actions Apple, the FAS Russia Commission has concluded that the company had abused its dominant position in the mobile app distribution market on the iOS operating system.
Shortly afterwards, FAS Russia issued a correction order, which requires it to Apple remove any ambiguity from its documentation, which currently entitles it to reject applications for any reason, even if they meet all requirements.
In addition, he ordered the company from Cupertino to ensure that its applications Apple will not be dominated by third-party applications and that developers will be able to continue to make parental control applications and distribute them through the App Store without Apple important functions.
OR Apple has until November 30, 2020 to comply with this order. It must also notify FAS Russia of any changes it has made within five days of their implementation.