Kxmode wrote on Aug 26, 2020, 12:22:
I know what you're saying, and I'm telling you nobody agreed to price fix, nor would they engage in that behavior. It would be impossible for Google, Apple, and Valve to come together for a pow-wow to price fix 30%. Valve picked 30% for Steam long before Apple and Google. Apple settled on 30% for its AppStore, and later Google decided 30% for its Play store. They established those fees at different times, so even hinting that they did it veers into a conspiracy theory.
I did not say anyone price fixed and I am not hinting at it. Prez asked a hypothetical question which was "So just to understand, Apple and Google can bilaterally agree to charge a 95/5 split instead of a 30/70 and it's legal?" I responded and said "Regardless of the split itself, agreeing to price fix is illegal in this context." What I was saying there was that in his hypothetical scenario, it wouldn't matter what they agreed on, agreeing to fix the prices at all would be illegal. That was in response to his hypothetical question.
I am well aware and agree that neither company fixed the prices here, that was not the issue though.
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