The US Supreme Court is working on a new verdict which will make major entry between Apple and its consumers. In a few days, it will be clear if consumers can sue Apple over App Store “monopoly”
US Supreme Court to tell if consumers can sue Apple over App Store “monopoly”
The U.S. Supreme Court is preparing to listen to hear from different bodies about the term ” should consumers be allowed to sue Apple”. The case is also about the technology reform and “monopoly” that Apple’s App Store has. The topic also includes the fact that Apple iOS devices are made to run only apps that you buy the App Store.
Committees believe that this artificially raises the price for paid apps in the App store. Besides, App developer pockets 70% of the revenue and Apple keeps 30% for itself. So far, Apple is keeping its argument strict as it looks forward to hearing the final decision from the Court on Monday. Apple says that it only provides a marketplace for iOS app developers for them to easily sell their products.
According to the NBC News, the US Supreme Court wants to hear why the price of Apple Apps is so high. And the court also wants to find out which one of Apple or developer is overcharging consumers. Reports reveal that Apple Apps developers fix the final price of their apps, but Apple still makes sure that it is getting something on every sale.
Right now, consumers are really expecting to beat Apple at this case. Because if Apple loses, it can help decrease the price of Apps in the iOS store. Developers believe that if consumers win in court, there will be disruption with other platforms such as Android’s Google Play Store. Moreover, the average Apple app price is $1, which helped the company make big bucks as the App Store generated $11 billion in revenue for Apple in 2017.