Epic Tries to Show Apple Is Antitrust Violator Beyond App Store – Yahoo Finance1 min read


(Bloomberg)– A leading Apple Inc. executive tasked with safeguarding the App Store in a monopoly claim by Epic Games Inc. discovered himself having to answer Tuesday for a wave of other alleged antitrust fouls by the worlds most important company.During Phil Schillers cross-examination in a trial in Oakland, California, Apples previous worldwide marketing chief was challenged about numerous instances in which the business has actually locked in users and made it hard for them to switch away from its devices.Katherine Forrest, an attorney for Epic, pointed out that Schiller emailed his associates a 2016 news post titled “iMessage is the glue that keeps me stuck to the iPhone,” which discussed that Apples messaging platform is a factor people dont switch to Android devices.She also quizzed Schiller on the idea that users cant quickly move music and video purchased on Apple services to Googles Android. She went further, showing that Apples iCloud Keychain service for storing passwords on Apple gadgets cant synchronize with Android gadgets. He also recommended that users could utilize third-party password managers.Read More: Epic-Apple Trial Hangs Over Some 50,000 Games on App StoreEpics lawyer likewise looked for to reveal U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, who will decide the App Store case without a jury, that Apple has been in antitrust cross-hairs before.In 2012, the U.S. Justice Department brought a price-fixing case versus Apple over the cost of eBooks on the iPad and iPhones integrated book reading app.

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