The Minnesota New Bill Aims at Apple App Store fees: There is a new proposal in the State of Minnesota the could potentially force Apple to let other developers sell iPhone apps via other channels than the App Store. therefore, this is a report coming from the StarTribune:
Therefore, the battle over the big tech space has made its way to Minnesota. Whereby, this unlikely alliances are forming in the divided Legislature. This is however, in respect to the bill sparking intense opposition from the tech giants Apple and Google.
The proposal which they introduce last week in a quiet format, would force the two tech giants to retain their products of Minnesota developers in their app stores. However, other developers will be looking to sell out their app via other channels.
Therefore, the law is looking to level the playing field for other developers. Hence, depriving Apple and Google of the commission developers pay for using their App stores. More so, a similar legislation has previously been introduced in North Dakota and Arizona, and Georgia as well.
Also, Bill sponsor Zack Stephenson said, “A lot of people and online users have concerns about the increasing power and influence that the big tech brothers possess. However, I do think there’s a lot of interest implementing to make sure that we have a fair and open digital economy.”
New App Store Bill
Minnesota New Bill Aims at Apple App Store fees: Therefore, according to the report, Stephen and other House Democrats consider the bill an extension of antitrust measures and the net neutrality debate. The report reads below:
Stephenson and other members of the House Democrats see this as an potential extension of the anti-trust and net debating neutrality. While the lead in the GOP-controlled Senate sit said he wants to draft out a message to Silicon Valley. This is after the ban of Donald Trump. Also, Donald removal from Twitter and other social media platforms.
“That to me is a big problem,” said Sen. Mark Koran and R-North Branch. Basically, they deleted the president. Therefore, democrats are taking that victory lap, that is going to be a concise celebration. This is because the cancel culture is coming for them as well.”
The report reads that the big tech companies were trying to prevent the bill. “within hours before the bill set on” to try and stop the move. More so, Apple states previously that a similar bill in North Dakota would destroy the iPhone smartphone as we know it.