The two tech giants Apple and Google are standing up against a bill in Arizona that would bypass their app store.
The world of tech has been shaken by several controversies for several months. Obviously, there is the one that pits Apple and Facebook on the issue of private data collection. But before that, there was also the clash between Apple and Epic Games, over the commission that the App Store takes on app purchases from third-party developers. A clash far from over, since Epic Games recently brought the case to European soil. But the new continent is not spared by this sensitive problem, with a bill – to which Apple and Google are opposed – that could reshuffle the cards.
According to AppleInside, it is in Arizona that the case is played out. The southern state of the United States is indeed working on a bill that would allow applications to charge directly for their services without having to go through commissions. from 15 to 30% taken by the App Store and the Google Play Store. A project that is obviously not to the liking of the giants, who are currently lobbying very strongly within the state legislature. Thus, new discussions are scheduled this week between representatives of Apple and the bearer of the law, representative Regina Cobb. Will Arizona go all the way?