German antitrust proceedings against Apple begin over App Store, ecosystem, and more

German antitrust proceedings against Apple have been initiated by the Bundeskartellamt (Federal Cartel Office). The main focus is on the App Store, but the competition regulator is also examining the broader impact of the Apple ecosystem, such as pre-installed apps and the treatment of services that compete with Apple (like Spotify).

Apple is the fourth tech giant to come under investigation since a new antitrust law came into effect in January …

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