Charlie Taylor: Apple’s €1.8bn fine shows Big Tech can no longer act with impunity

The European Commission’s damning verdict on Apple shows it is no longer prepared to tolerate anti-competitive behaviour by tech giants

In imposing a whopping €1.8 billion fine on Apple for “abusing its dominant position” for the distribution of music streaming apps to iPhone and iPad users, the EU has in no uncertain terms made it clear that such behaviour is no longer acceptable. Picture: Getty

Apple fans may love Apple - but does Apple love them?

Not according to the European Commission, which has said that for nearly a decade the tech giant has made its users pay “significantly higher prices” for music streaming subscriptions because of the commission fees it imposes on developers.

An investigation by the commission into the company found that Apple bans music streaming app developers from fully informing iOS users about alternative and cheaper music ...