Tim Cook responds to antitrust case: no concessions will be made
05
Aug 2020

Kirsten Thomas

Tim Cook responds to antitrust case: no concessions will be made

Tim Cook denied the company's involvement in anti-competitive behavior when he testified before the US Congress. He said that the company has not become a major leader in any market because companies such as Google and Samsung have dominant market positions. He reiterated that it is necessary to investigate the antitrust case, but Apple will not make any concessions.

As for the App Store, Tim Cook said that the App Store has grown from only 500 apps at the beginning to more than 1.7 million apps, of which only 60 apps are from Apple. And Apple, as the "gatekeeper," they keep the door wider and wider, and they hope that all applications can come in instead of blocking them.

Tim Cook added that Apple's commissions are lower than other competitors, and the commissions for software distribution before the App Store appeared can reach 50 to 70%. Moreover, the App Store has never "increased prices," nor has it charged any additional fees, and the subscription model even cuts prices.