In an interview with Axios on Tuesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Apple’s control of apps in the App Store “should be regulated” and that Apple’s “unilateral control” of mobile apps was bad for competition.
Asked if the App Store was suspected of a monopoly, Zuckerberg said, “I think Apple has unilateral control over mobile apps, and I think people should question Apple’s control of the App Store and whether it’s good for the market.” “
Zuckerberg praised Google for allowing Android phone users to download apps from the App Store outside the Google Play Store, “even if they don’t work with the Google Play Store, developers can publish apps to users.” This means that developers will not be excluded from the Android ecosystem, even if they are not seen by Google. I think it’s really important for developers to be able to develop apps and publish them to users. “
Asked if government regulators should investigate Apple’s App Store policies, Zuckerberg did not respond positively, “It shouldn’t be up to me to answer that question.” But I think some of Apple’s actions deserve to be questioned and regulated. “