What you need to know
- Tim Cook will face antitrust questions at a committee hearing tomorrow.
- Phil Schiller has defended Apple's App Store in advance of the hearing.
- He says it was designed to make sure everyone was treated the same.
Apple's Phil Schiller has defended the App Store on the eve of Tim Cook's testimony before a House antitrust committee.
As Reuters reports:
Schiller told Reuters that one of the ideas Apple came up with for the App Store was that everybody would be treated the same:
Reuters also spoke to Ben Bajarin of Creative Strategies who noted how Apple reset the bar with the App Store, and that the 30% cut that at the time was "better value" than competitors. Speaking to Reuters, Schiller again highlighted how Apple's centralized payment system is more secure and convenient for customers.
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