The App Store Forced on iPhones has made Apple a new monopoly lawsuit. Jay Freeman, the developer of the alternative app shop Cydia, was pulled against the iPhone Group in court: Apple has achieved an illegal monopoly on the software distribution for iPhones and iPads through anti-Iphones and iPad’s software distributors – this is just as important for the prescribed use of Apple Payment interface for in-app buy, as the action submitted on Thursday at the US District Court in the US state of California.
Apple prevents competition in the iOS app sales
The aim of the legal action is to open the market for iOS software sales for further app shops and to allow the use of alternative payment interfaces – to ensure fair competition, Freeman leads to the application.
Apple Coupling the App Store through a pre-installation to any iPhone and predict it as a standard method for the purchase of programs. At the same time, technical locks will prevent competitors from running like Cydia on the device. Contractual specifications prohibit users and developers use alternative app shops. Developers are also contractually tied to use Apple’s payment interface, so that there is no competition in this area by other payment service providers CONNE.
First complaint of a direct app store competitor
Cydia is the veteran among the package managers or app shops for the iPhone: Already in front of Apple’s App Store dear to bring about Cydia software from third parties to iPhones – a jailbreak of the rule amed. Instead of admissible to free competition, Apple has stolen functions from Uber Cydia displaced Jailbreak tweaks and integrated into the operating system, the lawsuit also introduces, so it has long been a control center, word proposals for Jailbreaker for a long time to tap or the possibility of quick access to the Camera from the lockscreen given.
Against Apple’s App Store Monopol already runs several complaints, both from iPhone users and developers. Most recently, Epic Games made a sensation with his action against Apple for a view, which also aims at an opening of the iPhone and allow for additional payment options. With Cydia now complains a first app shop provider – and thus a direct competitor of the app stores.
An Apple spokesman explained against the Washington Post with reference to Android that Apple has no monopoly. You have to control muse iPhone apps strictly to protect your customers from malware. The Gerat judge now the customer and that should be done, whatever he wanted, argued Freeman against the newspaper. The user must decide which software he installs and where he refers to it.