Apple’s App Store rules are about to come under a lot more scrutiny and that could be bad news for the company.
On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled that a group of consumers can sue Apple over App Store rules they say are anti-competitive. The groups who brought the suit say that because Apple’s rules prevent apps from being distributed outside of the App Store, it creates a monopoly that lets Apple jack up the price of software in its store.
Now, although the latest decision was merely a procedural win — Apple’s lawyers had argued the case should be thrown out — the fact that the case will move forward could eventually have significant implications for the App Store. Read more…
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