Telegram founder Pavel Durov said that Apple has been delaying the update of the messenger for two weeks without explanation. This is not the first time Durov has attacked Apple. Earlier, he accused the Cupertino company of deliberately limiting the capabilities of Telegram Web.
Durov expressed regret that the Telegram team cannot distribute new versions of Telegram due to the non-transparent “review process” set for all mobile applications by technology monopolies.
As an example, he cited the situation with the upcoming update of Telegram. Which will “revolutionize the way people express their thoughts when messaging”. But has been in the “review process” for two weeks now.
“If Telegram, one of the top 10 most popular apps globally, is receiving this treatment, one can only imagine the difficulties experienced by smaller app developers. It’s not just demoralizing: it causes direct financial losses to hundred of thousands of mobile apps globally,” Durov said.
Telegram attacks Apple after a delay of a “revolutionary” update
He stressed that this harm is in addition to the 30 percent fee that Apple and Google charge app developers ostensibly to recoup the costs associated with reviewing apps. “This harm goes on top of the 30% tax Apple and Google take from app developers. Which, according to them, should pay for the resources needed to review apps. The regulators in the EU and elsewhere are slowly starting to look into these abusive practices. But the economic damage that has already been inflicted by Apple on the tech industry won’t be undone”.