Justice Department Sues Apple for Attempted iPhone Monopoly

16 state attorneys general join filing of civil antitrust lawsuit.

The Department of Justice has filed a civil antitrust lawsuit against Apple, alleging that the company consistently undermines other developers to make users more reliant on iPhone smartphones and Apple technology. Sixteen state attorneys general joined the Justice Department in filing this lawsuit, pointing to a number of tactics the company uses to reduce interoperability with other smartphones, which costs those using Apple products additional money.

“We allege that Apple has maintained monopoly power in the smartphone market, not simply by staying ahead of the competition on the merits, but by violating federal antitrust law. If left unchallenged, Apple will only continue to strengthen its smartphone monopoly,” said Attorney General Merrick Garland. “Consumers should not have to pay higher prices because companies violate the antitrust laws.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For wisdom for Attorney General Garland as he heads the Justice Department.
  • For DOJ officials as they seek to prevent monopolies and enforce antitrust laws.

Sources: Department of Justice


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