The app store to protect consumers from scams is necessary Apple Says

by - – Apple is busy mounting an enthusiastic defense against new anti-trust laws.

Apart from its impassioned defense against an additional crop of anti-trust bills, Apple continued to inform lawmakers of a disaster that would be spelling on consumers by exposing consumers to unvetted scams and violating their privacy by recommending legislation to open up to third party app stores.

Apple has carefully argued that the elimination of the application store – when apps “come out of known developers who agreed to follow our guidelines and are securely distributed to users free of interference by third parties” – would also damage consumers, developers and the public in a timely report published on their own website titled “Building a Trusted Ecosystem for millions of applications.”

“To assess whether they meet our high standards, we review every app and every app update,” Apple said. “It has been designed to protect our users by keeping malware, Internet criminals and scammer out of the App Store and we are constantly improving this process.”

The App Store is now an important hotbed for legislators who argue that the very existence of this store is anticompetitive. For its part, apps represent a market of $ 142 trillion, with some estimates of operating margins of nearly 78 per cent in Apple’s App Store.

In the rough text of one of the six antitrust legislation currently being proposed, the legislators claim that “the abilities of a business user to access or interact with same platform, operating system, hardware and software features available to the covered platform operator should be… unlawful to a person operating a clothed platform, in or affecting the commerce.

In a letter to legislators, Apple expressed concern that “the current proposals would harm the privacy, security of devices and innovation of consumer products. We urge the Committee not to adopt the proposed legislation as it stands and look forward to working with the Committee.”