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The United States launches a lawsuit against Apple




There is no doubt that the company Manzana has become one of the largest companies in the world, and that is because they offer devices that people consider innovative, as well as practical when knowing the different functions they contain. However, there are certain details in which those of Cupertino They falter, and that is not letting you know little more about their software, which represents a kind of limitation for those who want to know more about how the technology works.

With that in mind, the U.S. Department of Justice USA has filed a lawsuit against the apple brand, this is due to the monopolistic behaviors that they have managed for years, from maintaining marketing especially competitors, as well as preventing people from switching to other cell phones. Likewise, for years it has been said that not putting in regular USB connections like the others also makes buying accessories a complicated task.

Something that cannot also be forgotten even though they are making the change, at least in Europe, is the fact that you cannot make external purchases from the application store, so they necessarily take a percentage of what the user pays for different services. As we mentioned, at least in one continent of the world these measures are already being changed, but the expansion still needs to be carried out in even more important market places such as Asia.

Likewise, there is talk of the lack of opening to the NFC chip of the iPhone and the Apple Watch, so that its use is not limited to contactless payments through the well-known Apple Pay. This lawsuit was filed in the District Court of New Jersey and accuses them of violating section 2 of the Sherman Antitrust Act. Testimonials are included that indicate the price increase of these devices every year and that their quality never improves, on the contrary, it becomes more ephemeral so that the user buys more frequently.

Here what was mentioned by Merrick Garland, US Attorney General:

Consumers should not have to pay higher prices because companies violate antitrust laws. We allege that Apple has maintained monopoly power in the smartphone market, not simply by getting ahead of the competition on the merits, but by violating federal antitrust law. If left unchecked, Apple will only continue to strengthen its smartphone monopoly. The Department of Justice will aggressively enforce antitrust laws that protect consumers from higher prices and fewer choices. That is the legal obligation of the Department of Justice and what the American people expect and deserve.

This is the company's response:

The lawsuit threatens who we are and the principles that set Apple products apart in fiercely competitive markets. If successful, it would hinder our ability to create the kind of technology people expect from Apple, where hardware, software and services intersect. It would also set a dangerous precedent, empowering the government to impose a heavy hand on the design of people's technology. We believe this lawsuit is factually and legally flawed, and we will vigorously defend against it.

For now the court has not proceeded, but it is expected to happen soon.

Via: Justice Gov

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Editor's note: The truth is their practices are questionable, in my case, I don't understand how the hell they remove the USB-A port from computers, and make it more difficult to connect any external hard drive. So I would like them to remove that stigma of, according to them, being the best company in the world.

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