Supreme Court Rules Against Apple in App Store Price Fixing Case

  • The Supreme Court has ruled against Apple in a  long-standing case  over price fixing in the App Store, in a decision that allows iPhone owners to proceed with a lawsuit against the company.
  • The plaintiffs claim Apple has a monopoly over iOS app distribution, which it uses unfairly to pass along its 30 percent cut of app sales to consumers.
  • Apple claimed it was a middleman for app distribution, and that developers set the price.
  • The case hinged on the question of whether people who buy iOS apps do so directly from Apple.

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