Mar 21, 2024

US accuses Apple of monopolising smartphone market

The US has filed a landmark lawsuit against Apple which accuses the tech giant of monopolising the smartphone market and crushing competition. Apple has vowed to "Vigorously" fight the lawsuit and denies the claims. It is the third time the company has been sued by the justice department since 2009.The lawsuit, filed to a federal court in New Jersey, alleges that Apple used "a series of shapeshifting rules" in a bid to "Thwart innovation" and "Throttle" competitors. Mr Garland added that unless Apple is challenged, it will continue to "Strengthen its smartphone monopoly". The complaint lists a number of "Anti-competitive" steps taken by the company, including blocking apps with broad functionality, suppressing mobile cloud streaming services, limiting third-party digital wallets and "Diminishing the functionality" of smartwatches not made by the company.

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