American justice rejects the complaint of the founder of Cydia, the alternative app store

The complaint against Apple filed by the creator of the alternative App Store Cydia for jailbroken iOS devices, has just been dismissed by the US justice.

Jay Freeman had attacked Apple for anti-competitive practices. His complaint has just been rejected reports the American media MacRumors. Jay Freeman is indeed the creator of Cydia, the main application store for jailbroken iPhones. For the record, the app allows users who jailbreak their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to install apps outside of the App Store, as well as tweaks and themes that customize the look and functionality of iOS.

The lawsuit alleges that Cydia was the “First complete solution” to expand the capabilities of the iPhone, and “The App Store before the App Store”, but early jailbreak community members might argue that the app Installer was the real first solution.

A story from 2020

The creator of Cydia sued Apple in late 2020, alleging that the company has an illegal monopoly on the distribution of iOS apps given that the App Store is the only authorized marketplace where users can download apps. applications on iPhone and iPad. In his complaint, he also claims that Apple has “Constantly tried to eliminate alternative app stores” such as Cydia.

Jay Freeman’s action is not necessarily over, the developer still has the option to resubmit his complaint by modifying it by January 19. Apple defended itself publicly at the start of the business by arguing that competition existed in the person of Android, and that it should control the distribution of iOS applications to prevent consumers from downloading malware.

If an amended complaint is filed by Freeman, Apple has until Feb. 2 to respond to it, Judge Gonzalez Rogers said.

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