The court of appeals in San Francisco allowed iPhone and iPad users sue Apple for monopolization of the market of applications for mobile devices. About it reports the Republic.
The 9th district U.S. court of appeals ruled that users have the right to sue the Apple Corporation that allows users to purchase apps for their devices only in the App Store.
Users filed a lawsuit against the company back in 2012. They believe that Apple has monopolized the market applications, effectively forcing the owners of iPhone, iPad and iPod touch to buy the mobile software only from the App Store.
Apple denies the claims and says people buy apps from developers, and the company only provides these services, ostensibly as a mediator.
First, the lower court sided with Apple, but now judge William A. Fletcher decided that in this situation, users have the right to file a lawsuit against the Corporation.
Company counsel Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz mark Rivkin, representing the users, said he believes justified the decision, which will force Apple to allow users to buy where they see fit. According to him, it promotes lower prices.
“The obvious solution is to convince Apple to allow people to purchase apps wherever they want, which will open up the market and reduce prices,” – said the lawyer.