Just this week, a U.S. district judge dismissed an eyebrow-raising lawsuit that was filed against Apple at the end of last year by none other than Cydia creator Jay Freeman (A.K.A. Saurik), a name that many jailbreakers and iDownloadBlog readers alike will recognize as ‘The Father of Jailbreaking.’
Apple's App Store fee policy is being scrutinized by governments around the world, and now the company indicated that it could collect its commission regardless of whether developers use its own In-App Purchase mechanism or a third-party payments platform.
Apple is taking Israel's NSO Group to court because its Pegasus spyware was used extensively for surveillance and targeting of high-profile iPhone users.
Apple makes some curious decisions from time to time, things that feel a little crazy when they are happening. Eventually, though, the public typically gets over it, Apple thinks it's an obviously good decision, and we all move on. (Even if Apple eventually backtracks.) But when it comes to including a charger in the box for iPhones, it certainly looks like that's a choice Apple won't be going back on anytime soon.
A Russian watchdog is now pursuing a new antitrust investigation into Apple's App Store. It comes after the iPhone maker failed to implement anti-steering rules that would permit developers to inform users of alternative purchase options for in-app payments.
Apple is not a stranger to any sort of legal action against it. And that, unfortunately, includes class-action lawsuits brought against it by its own customers. That usually happens when it comes to some kind of perceived issues with Apple's business practices and/or hardware issues with its devices. Which is the case this time around as well.
Apple and Google are no longer allowed to force developers to exclusively use their own payment system (and consequentially be subjected to service fees), at least in South Korea.
There are many app developers out there in the wild that are more than happy to work with Apple, and work within Apple's App Store ecosystem and rules. Even some big companies. However, there are some developers who have run afoul of Apple's review process for apps in one way or another, or take umbrage with the digital storefront's rules. For Kosta Eleftheriou, it's a bit of both.
A German antitrust watchdog has launched an investigation into Apple's business practices in the country, including whether the Cupertino giant has exploited its market dominance.
Epic Games isn't the only company suing Apple over the terms of doing business on the App Store as Apple now faces a potentially costly class-action lawsuit over the App Store fees.
Earlier this week, we reported on Apple's filing of its own expert testimony in its legal battle with Epic Games. And now it's Epic's turn to weigh in.
With so much of the content we watch being from digital platforms, it can be sometimes easy to forget that that content might not always be available to us. And not just because we don't have it installed or because we don't have an internet connection. But rights holders and regional rules might block content -- even after we buy it, making it impossible to watch.