On Tuesday, Tile sent a minute to European foe Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, accusing Apple of anticompetitive behavior.
Tile, best famous for a Bluetooth tracking devices, argued that Apple is disadvantaging Tile (relative to Apple’s possess services) by delinquent a “always allow” duty to “off” for third-party tracking products and “on” for a possess FindMy app in iOS 13.5. Tile also complained that Apple has stopped offered Tile products in a earthy stores, and has denied a association “equal placement” in a App Store.
Apple has released a approach response. Surprise: a association disagrees.
“We heartily repudiate a allegations of uncompetitive poise that Tile is waging opposite us,” Apple pronounced in a matter given to a Financial Times. “Consistent with a vicious trail we’ve been on for over a decade, final year we introduced serve remoteness protections that guarantee user plcae data. Tile doesn’t like those decisions so instead of arguing a emanate on a merits, they’ve instead motionless to launch meritless attacks.”
The European Commission told a Financial Times that it has perceived a letter, and a review into a matter is “ongoing.”
Tile isn’t a initial tech association to beef with Apple over a App Store practices. Spotify filed a identical antitrust censure final year accusing a association of gloomy third-party streaming apps to advantage Apple Music. That review is still ongoing.
Spotify CEO Daniel Elk spoke out opposite a “Apple tax” (through that Apple takes a large cut of Spotify subscriptions that are commandeered by a App Store) and claimed that a association has blocked Spotify from building upgrades for Siri, HomePod, and Apple Watch.