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Tinder-parent Match Group files antitrust complaint against Apple in India: Report

 Tinder-owner Match Group has filed an antitrust case against Apple with the CCI alleging that Apple engages in “monopolistic conduct.”

What's the news: Tinder-owner Match Group has filed an antitrust case against Apple with the Competition Commission of India (CCI) alleging that the iPhone maker engages in "monopolistic conduct" by forcing developers to pay high commissions for in-app purchases, Reuters reported on August 24. Why does this matter: The list of Apple's antitrust challenges around the world continues to get longer and longer and Match Group has previously won a favourable ruling against Apple in the Netherlands. In India, Apple is already under CCI investigation for its app store practices and Match's complaint adds fodder to this. What does Match argue in its complaint: According to the legal filings seen by Reuters, Match argues that: Uber and Tinder are similar: Apple considers ride-hailing apps like Uber and Ola as those providing "physical goods/services", which allows them to use alternate payment systems, even though they perform "a similar matchmaking function" to a dating app. "Both dating and ridesharing apps share the same fundamental purpose i.e. matching two people online to meet in the real world ... Apple has arbitrarily declared that the two are different," Match said, according to Reuters. Indians prefer to use other payment systems: Users in India prefer the "state-backed online transfer system" but Apple is not allowing it, Match submitted, probably referring to UPI and NetBanking. Restricts innovation of developers: Apple's enforcement of its proprietary in-app purchase system and "excessive" 30% commission restrict the innovation and development of app developers that offer digital services CCI's existing investigation into Apple and Google: CCI on 31…

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