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The UK says two of Apple’s practices are



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The United Kingdom has declared anti-competitive two of the rules imposed by Apple on developers to accept applications in the App Store.

Apple and Google’s practices are being investigated and targeted by future regulations in several parts of the world, including the European Union and the United States. But in the meantime, Britain has already given a verdict in two cases in a larger investigation.

One of the rules declared anti-competitive is that it prohibits streaming applications for games.

According to Apple rules, all games must be delivered through the App Store. Developers cannot provide games through their own servers, which means that there can be no streaming applications for games on iOS, News.ro reports.

Apple’s rule is even more bizarre, as streaming movies and series is allowed, with Disney, HBO, Netflix, and the rest having no problem publishing their apps in the App Store.

The second rule declared anti-competitive is that it requires the use of WebKit. All iOS web browsers are required to use the WebKit engine, developed by Apple, if they want to be available on this platform.

This means that the performance of revial ​​browsers is limited by the capabilities of the rendering engine built by Apple. The company justified this decision by security considerations.

The two decisions are part of an ongoing investigation in the UK, and the local Competition and Markets Authority has not yet announced measures against these practices.

A similar investigation concerns Google’s policies for the Play Store and Android.