BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Apple, already the subject of EU antitrust scrutiny, on Thursday became the target of a Dutch investigation for allegedly favoring its own apps on its popular App Store.
Dutch competition agency ACM suggested the investigation may be expanded to Google’s Play Store in future because of similar business practices by the company. Both services are lucrative money spinners for Apple and Google.
I *really* hope this forces Apple to allow side-loading, though I imagine it will be something much more mundane. If I could side-load iOS apps without paying $99/yr for a developer key, I would seriously consider switching.