Apple would be prohibited from preinstalling its own apps on Apple devices under “antitrust reform” legislation introduced last week, said Democrat congressman David Cicilline, who is leading a push to pass new regulations for U.S. technology companies.
Cicilline told reporters Wednesday that a proposal prohibiting tech platforms from giving an advantage to their own products over those of competitors would mean Apple can’t ship devices with pre-installed apps on its iOS operating platform.
“It would be equally easy to download the other five apps as the Apple one so they’re not using their market dominance to favor their own products and services,” the Rhode Island Democrat said.
The House Judiciary Committee will mark up the five bills in a hearing next week, Representative Jerrold Nadler of New York, the committee’s chairman, said.
MacDailyNews Take: Having the brain power of a room temperature potato seems to be a prerequisite for U.S. federal officeholders of late. Even more than usual, Washington D.C. is awash with abject morons.
Michael goes too easy on David Cicilline.
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