It is a victory for Apple against developers denouncing its ” tyrannical greed » and claiming no less than $ 200 billion. A victory transcribed on 34 pages and pronounced by judge Edward Chen. The complaint estimated that the Cupertino company is using its power to exclude from the App Store applications that it does not like for the benefit of its partners. According to this account, the developers were unable to prove these accusations, claiming that Apple controls the market for telephony and applications. The judge said: ” Complainants cannot define the area of effective competition in which they compete. They are not smartphone manufacturers ».
Complainants cannot define the area of effective competition in which they compete. They are not smartphone manufacturers.
As for the developers’ lawyer, the latter considers the judgment ” disconcerting “And promises to continue the fight while a call is awaited. An appeal trial that we imagine long, over several years, and will mainly be based on the antitrust laws to come. Not to mention that the future decision of the lawsuit between Epic Games and Apple is far from over. The Fortnite developer believes that the Cupertino company has a monopoly by only offering the App Store as a store on iOS. A shop applying a commission of 30% impossible to circumvent.
The developers’ complaint claims $ 90 million in damages for 500 applications ” deleted or rejected For a total sum of 200 billion dollars.