Telegram filed in EC antitrust complaint on the App Store

The messenger Telegram filed a formal antitrust complaint to the European Commission to Apple about possible violations in the work of the App Store, reported the newspaper Financial Times, citing the complaint.

According to the publication, the complaint States that Apple should "allow users to be able to download the software not only from the App Store."

The FT notes that in June, Executive Vice-President of the EC, Margrethe Vestager announced two antitrust investigations against Apple, one of which concerned App Store. Another check in the EK against Apple for Apple Pay.

Apple has repeatedly denied allegations of anti-competitive behavior. The publication notes that in his statement on the eve of hearings in the U.S. Congress, Apple Executive Tim cook admitted that the App Store review is "reasonable and appropriate", but at the same time it protects the business practices of the company. He also noted that Apple thinks "competition is a big advantage, (which is - ed.) contributes to innovation."

In early July, the founder of the messenger Telegram Pavel Durov said that Apple users should have the ability to download and install apps from alternative stores and not just through the official App Store.

Telegram — messenger allows you to send messages and media files of many formats. The project was created in 2013 by Pavel Durov, founder of social network "Vkontakte". Apple, founded in 1976, has been producing personal and tablet computers, audioplayers, phones, smartwatches and software.