App Store Lawsuit Challenges Apple's Control Over iPhone Experience

App Store Lawsuit Challenges Apple's Control Over iPhone Experience

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

AppStore, Talking to Yourself, Mountain Unicycling, Ancient Water

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.

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