App Store Lawsuit Challenges Apple's Control Over iPhone Experience
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 952 , Segment 1
Episode: AppStore, Talking to Yourself, Mountain Unicycling, Ancient Water
- Nov 27, 2018 10:00 pm
- 20:52 mins
Guest: Paul Stancil, Professor of Law, Brigham Young University The US Supreme Court heard arguments Monday that could change how much control Apple – and potentially other companies like Google and Facebook – exert over the experience we have when using their services. In the Supreme Court case called “Apple v. Pepper” iPhone users argue that Apple’s App Store is a monopoly and apps cost more there than they would if Apple didn’t have such a tight hold on what you can download on your phone. Apple argues it’s just a marketplace where iPhone users can buy apps directly from the people who create them. As a result, Apple says iPhone users aren’t even eligible to bring this lawsuit. That’s what the Supreme Court will decide.