Following the app's removal from the App Store, though, France has stepped in stating that such kind of action by Apple is "extremely brutal and unilateral." It also appears that a junior French minister, Fleur Pellerin, intends to ask the European Commission to establish a tighter set of rules concerning any possible abusive actions from internet companies. If you're wondering what France has to do with AppGratis, well, the developers behind the service are based in France. That explains a lot, doesn't it? Of course, AppGratis is also trying to defend it itself by saying that Apple seems to be actively destroying the value in its ecosystem by blocking the access to such popular services. Meanwhile, Apple has come up with a simple explanation of the whole situation, stating to Reuters that it has tried to communicate its concerns with AppGratis itself, but the service has refused to cooperate.
We'll update you as the story develops!
source: Reuters via SlashGear