Users filed for Apple to court for creating a monopoly

A lawsuit in the Supreme court of the United States filed for high prices in the App Store

A lawsuit in the Supreme court of the United States filed for high prices in the App Store

The Cupertinos sued a group of users, worried about rising prices in the App store. The lawsuit says the creation of an illegal monopoly in the Apple such statements are unjustified.
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The initiative is interesting, but hardly the guys something to happen, because the law antitrust claim can be submitted only by the developers, not the users. The developers put the price in the store. In turn, Apple takes a 30 percent cut of sales (hence rising prices) and acts as an intermediary, while remaining out of competition, as another legitimate app store for iOS simply does not.

“Apple has created for iPhone owners anti-competitive restrictions that they could not buy apps anywhere except the App Store. As a result, the owners of smartphones Apple pay for apps more than they could have on market competition,” David Frederick, a lawyer for the plaintiffs.

So far, only four of the nine Supreme court justices agree with the users, but the final verdict will be handed down until June 2019. In case of victory, Apple will have to pay a huge fine and provide the opportunity to access third-party sites for selling apps.

Source: Washington Post

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