DOJ files antitrust lawsuit against Apple over iPhone monopoly

It’s the government versus Big Tech again as Apple is hit with a major lawsuit. This isn’t just a random legal skirmish but an antitrust lawsuit spearheaded by the Department of Justice (DOJ). If that doesn’t sound serious enough, 16 other state attorneys general are also backing the case. The lawsuit centers primarily on Apple’s purported monopoly around iPhones specifically. According to the DOJ, the lawsuit focuses on Apple’s alleged monopolistic practices, particularly pertaining to its App Store. The Justice Department accuses Apple of enforcing restrictive policies that stifle competition and harm consumers by elevating prices and limiting access to innovative services and products. .stk-3cf1462{box-shadow:0 0 0 2px rgba(120,120,120,0.1) !important}.stk-3cf1462-container{background-color:#f3f3f3 !important}.stk-3cf1462-container:before{background-color:#f3f3f3 !important} .stk-7c6f6e1{margin-left:-20px !important}.stk-7c6f6e1 .stk–svg-wrapper .stk–inner-svg svg:last-child{opacity:0.7 !important}.stk-7c6f6e1 .stk–svg-wrapper .stk–inner-svg svg:last-child,.stk-7c6f6e1 .stk–svg-wrapper .stk–inner-svg svg:last-child :is(g,path,rect,polygon,ellipse){fill:var(–stk-global-color-56583,#911d9c) !important} .stk-a316914{margin-left:-17px !important}.stk-a316914 .stk-block-text__text{font-size:16px !important;font-weight:300 !important;font-style:normal !important;font-family:”Golos Text”,Sans-serif !important}@media screen and (max-width:1023px){.stk-a316914 .stk-block-text__text{font-size:16px !important}}“Apple’s business practices have stifled competition, hindered innovation, and curtailed consumer choice,” remarked [Insert official’s name], a high-ranking official at the DOJ, during a press conference announcing the lawsuit. “Our action today seeks to restore competitive balance in the marketplace and ensure that consumers and developers are not unfairly burdened by monopolistic practices.” Unwavering in the face of the allegations, Apple emphasizes that their methods are simply geared towards ensuring user safety and promoting high-quality options in their App Store. Via Mac Rumors: .stk-981e9a4{box-shadow:0 0 0 2px rgba(120,120,120,0.1) !important}.stk-981e9a4-container{background-color:#f3f3f3 !important}.stk-981e9a4-container:before{background-color:#f3f3f3 !important} .stk-fff85bd{margin-left:-20px !important}.stk-fff85bd .stk–svg-wrapper .stk–inner-svg svg:last-child{opacity:0.7 !important}.stk-fff85bd .stk–svg-wrapper .stk–inner-svg svg:last-child,.stk-fff85bd .stk–svg-wrapper .stk–inner-svg svg:last-child :is(g,path,rect,polygon,ellipse){fill:var(–stk-global-color-56583,#911d9c) !important} .stk-75422ff{margin-left:-17px !important}.stk-75422ff .stk-block-text__text{font-size:16px !important;font-weight:300 !important;font-style:normal !important;font-family:”Golos Text”,Sans-serif…DOJ files antitrust lawsuit against Apple over iPhone monopoly

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