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The Supreme Court on Monday ruled 5-4 against Apple in a case involving the App Store. Apple has a 30% commission on sales through the App Store which is being accused of monopoly status.
Apple argued that only app developers, and not users, should be able to bring such a lawsuit. But the Supreme Court, in an opinion authored by Justice Brett Kavanaugh, rejected that claim.
“Apple’s line-drawing does not make a lot of sense, other than as a way to gerrymander Apple out of this and similar lawsuits,” Kavanaugh wrote.
Shares of Apple, already battered by trade concerns, were down more than 5%, lagging the broader market…
The case split President Donald Trump’s two nominees to the high court. In a dissent joined by his fellow conservatives, Justices John Roberts, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito, Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote that the majority created an “artificial rule.”
iPhones have become such a big part of our daily lives it will be interesting to see how this shakes out.
The result of the iPhone users’ litigation could affect the way that Apple, as well as other companies that operate electronic marketplaces like Facebook, Amazon and Alphabet’s Google, structure their businesses. For Apple, hundreds of millions of dollars in penalties could hang on the outcome.
The much bigger monopoly is the censorship of conservatives and Christians. Hopefully, that can be addressed before the 2020 election and it’s too late.
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