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App Store would be ‘toxic’ mess without control, Apple CEO says

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San Francisco (AFP) – Apple’s online marketplace would become a “toxic” mess if the iPhone maker were forced to allow third-party apps without reviewing them, chief executive Tim Cook said in testimony at a high-stakes trial challenging the company’s tight control of its platform. Cook, the last scheduled witness in the case brought by Fortnite maker Epic Games, delivered a strong defense of Apple’s procedures for reviewing and approving all the apps it offers for iPhone and iPad users. “We could no longer make the promise… of privacy, safety and security,” Cook said under questioning from A…

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