Apple was accused of monopolising the mobile gaming market. Apple was accused of this because Apple kept the competitors in the subscription gaming services off of the iPhone. This practice results in higher prices and fewer games for people who decide to subscribe to Apple Arcade. Subscribers to this service can use this service on multiple Apple devices.
The complaint was filed on Thursday in Calfornia. More specifically, the San Jose federal court in California. Apple’s app store rules have kept all the major players like Microsoft, Google and Facebook off of the iPhone App Store. This has been happening ever since it has launched. This was revealed by John Pistacchio of New Jersey. John is an Apple Arcade subscriber who says he’s been forced “to pay super competitive prices” due to the company’s “anticompetitive conduct.”
Apple has blocked competing services for multiple reasons. The reasons included were that they stream games directly from the internet versus the games being installed on the Apple device. Apple has also blocked individual apps which offer access to multiple games. This meant launching the rival services of Facebook, Microsoft and Google to launch their application on Apple’s platform. However, in the month of September in 2020, Apple eased its restrictions. This was done on third party gaming services. However, the applications had to fulfil certain criteria in order to have a place on the Apple App Store.
On the other hand, Pistacchio is looking forward to representing other Apple Arcade subscribers on this lawsuit.
“By unlawfully foreclosing competition, Apple has eliminated consumer choice, stymied innovation and reduced quality of service,” He said in the complaint.
Who Or What Is Pistacchio?
Jason Pistacchio is a person who is an experienced trial lawyer. He works at the Cosgrove Law firm, Chicago. Jason is known for helping individuals and businesses with a wide range of complex personal and business issues. He is known for preparing and enforcing various agreements. Some of those including those involving financial services companies, individuals and companies.
Experience And Expertise Of Pistacchio
- Breach of Contract
- Declaratory Judgement
- Injunctive Relief
- Specific Performance
Financial Service Dispute
- Loan Workouts
- Lease Workouts
And more… More about him can be found here.
More About Apple
Apple is a multinational company. It was founded by Steve Wozniak, Steve Jobs and Ronald Wayne in the year 1976. The headquarters of this company is in Chicago. Apple deals with The company’s hardware products. The hardware products include the iPhone smartphone, the iPad tablet computer, the Mac personal computer, the iPod portable media player, the Apple Watch smartwatch, the Apple TV digital media player, the AirPods wireless earbuds and lastly the HomePod smart speaker.
Apple’s software includes macOS, iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, and tvOS operating systems, the iTunes media player, the Safari web browser, the Shazam music identifier and the iLife and iWork creativity and productivity suites, as well as professional applications like Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro, and Xcode.