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Apple Appeals U.S Lawmakers To Say No To App Store Bill – $AAPL $DIA

By John F. Heerdink, Jr.

Reportedly, Apple Inc. (AAPL) has urged U.S. lawmakers to not approve an app store bill, expected to be approved by a Senate panel this week. The bill would restrict Apple and Google from requiring app providers to use their payment system, and would further prohibit them from punishing apps that offer different conditions or prices through another app store or payment system. Democratic Senators Richard Blumenthal and Amy Klobuchar, and Republican Senator Marsha Blackburn have sponsored the legislation.

Apple put forward that allowing people to load apps on their phones without Apple’s app store, a practice is known as “sideloading,” would allow those app companies to avoid Apple’s “pro-consumer privacy protections.”

“To ensure Apple’s ability to protect consumers through centralized app review and distribution, we strongly recommend that this Committee amend the Open App Markets Act to remove any requirement that could be interpreted to require sideloading,” Apple wrote.

Apple stakes are high with the $68.4 billion services business as the smartphone market has matured.

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(Read Original Story: Apple urges lawmakers say no to app store bill in Reuters)


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