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Apple Avoids Antitrust Suit Alleging App Store Monopoly for Now

Jan. 6, 2022, 12:59 AM

Apple Inc. on Wednesday convinced a federal judge in California to toss a lawsuit alleging the tech giant has a monopoly with its iOS app store, until the plaintiff, SaurikIT LLC, can make specific allegations that fall clearly within the statute of limitations.

Alternative app store SaurikIT, also known as Cydia, filed suit in 2020, alleging violations of the Sherman Act and Unfair Competition Law. Cydia said Apple lifted parts of the Cydia store and incorporated them into its App Store in 2008, and then continued to make it impossible for users to change their default preference to another app ...