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Microsoft latest to weigh in on Apple’s EU App Store rules with disapproval

A Microsoft executive calls Apple’s new EU policy to comply with the DMA “a step in the wrong direction.”

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The Digital Markets Act goes into effect in March, and Apple has released its plans for how it will comply with the EU law to much condemnation. Apple will enable apps to be installed from external sources at reduced commissions, but they will be subject to a Core Technology Fee.

According to an X post first discovered by The Verge, Xbox president Sarah Bond has joined in condemning Apple’s proposed App Store changes. She says it is a “step in the wrong direction” and hopes “they listen to feedback.”

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