There isn't much detailed info about the case yet, but, in a nutshell, France claims that Apple and Google have formed veritable monopolies over their app stores, which should be serving the public good, given that almost anyone with a pulse and cash now owns either an iPhone or an Android handset.
The mobile OS holders will be sued because they unilaterally decide on the commission they take, the contract terms, and the eventual changes to both that developers are forced to swallow hook, line and sinker, without any negotiating power whatsoever. While that's how it's been since the introduction of the app stores, Apple earned $11 billion in commissions from theirs last year alone, so the stakes are much higher now.
I will therefore be taking Google and Apple to the Paris commercial court for abusive trade practices. As powerful as they are, Google and Apple should not be able to treat our startups and our developers the way they currently do." If Apple spins off its App Store it would be in the Fortune 100 of the world's most valuable companies, which might explain why France is pissed about payouts to developers.As per the Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire "