WASHINGTON, D.C. AND BRUSSELS – The Coalition for App Fairness released the following statement in response to Apple’s announcement of AirTags:
“Apple AirTags are the latest example of technology ripped off from a competitor after years of harmful and monopolistic tactics,” said Meghan DiMuzio, Executive Director of the Coalition for App Fairness. “Tile pioneered this category to solve a universal consumer problem, but Apple used its monopoly power to tip the scales in its own favor – depriving customers of choice and innovation. From burying user permissions to locking Tile out of crucial data and technologies, Apple has used its platform advantage to pave the way for its own products. Unfortunately, this experience is not unique, which is why our coalition is fighting to protect consumers and create a fair marketplace for all app developers. We look forward to tomorrow’s Senate hearing when Apple will have to answer for its practices and developers and consumers will have an opportunity to share their stories.”– Meghan DiMuzio, Executive Director for the Coalition for App Fairness
About the Coalition for App Fairness
The Coalition for App Fairness is an independent nonprofit organization formed to protect consumer choice, foster competition, and create a level playing field for all app and game developers globally. Originally formed by Basecamp, Blix, Blockchain.com, Deezer, Epic Games, the European Publishers Council, Match Group, News Media Europe, Prepear, Protonmail, Skydemon, Spotify, and Tile, CAF has rapidly grown from 13 to over 50 members since launching in September 2020. CAF offers membership to companies of any size — join today at appfairness.org.