Court rules Apple can be sued for preventing app sales outside of store

“Did Apple monopolize the iPhone app market by preventing users from purchasing apps outside of the App Store? Well, a federal appeals court has decided to let app purchasers sue Apple over the issue. The ruling renews a legal battle that has haunted Apple for years. Critics have taken issue with the fact that iPhones can only run apps bought from Apple’s App Store. For its part, Apple has long argued that the policy isn’t anticompetitive because it’s doesn’t make or own the apps found within its App Store.” Read more at MediaPost.



Categories: Law, Regulation

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