The US Supreme Court could sit on the bench for Apple because of the security of its app store platform, the App Store . And is that according to the prosecutor, that Apple users can not download apps for our third-party iPhone, iPad or Mac devices from outside the App Store is an illegal monopoly .
The decision contradicts a previous verdict ruled in 2013 - Pepper et al v. Apple - but entered trial in 2012, in which the Cupertino had already been denounced for that very reason in which the suit was dismissed in concluding that The exclusion of third-party apps that could not get into the App Store did not necessarily impact the price of existing apps .
When the first trial occurred, Apple claimed that all the apps left out is by developer theme and not for its own benefit by setting prices . Apparently, Apple simply provides the platform to developers so they can promote their apps to iOS users.
According to today's ruling and because iOS users can only purchase the apps through the App Store, if they wanted they could report the company.
In fact, the goal of the case is none other than to get iPhone users to buy apps where they want, something that today Apple does not allow for security reasons. It is no coincidence that iOS contains far fewer malicious apps or attacks against intellectual property than Android.
But if this demand continues, Apple will have to go through the loop allowing the market to open, something that will lead to a generalized price decrease and problems arising from the security and stability of the operating system.
According to the prosecuting attorney against Apple, there is another solution:
THE OTHER ALTERNATIVE IS THAT APPLE PAYS PEOPLE DAMAGES FOR HIGHER PRICES THAN THE COMPETITION DICTATES THAT THEY HAVE HAD TO PAY HISTORICALLY BECAUSE OF THEIR MONOPOLY
We look forward to a final historic verdict for the company.
Via | MacRumors