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Apple Suppressed App Store Search Results, Email App Maker Says

Dec. 20, 2019, 7:42 PM

Email app maker Blix Inc. has added new allegations to a complaint against Apple Inc. in Delaware federal court Dec. 20, asserting that the tech giant manipulated search results in its iOS and MacOS App Stores to suppress results from third-party developers.

Apple used App Store search results to push consumers toward Apple apps, and worked to “‘lock in’ competition from a limited number of players in key application categories” to “impose additional barriers to entry for new and innovative software in those categories,” the amended complaint says.

Blix says it released the BlueMail app in 2014, and it became ...