Consumers Can Sue Apple Over App Prices, Supreme Court Says
Business. Daily is brought to you by Dell this month. Dell is thanking small businesses with up to forty five percent off select computers with Intel core processors. Call eight seven seven by Dell to speak with a small business technology advisor today. That's eight seven seven b u y DA L L for tech advice and one on one partnership. From wondering, I'm David Brown, and this is business wars daily. Happy monday. Everyone hope your week is off to a great start. In case you happen to miss the news last week. The supreme court ruled that consumers have the right to sue apple on anti-trust grounds. A suit could determine whether or not the company is operating like a monopoly. The suiting question was filed way. Back in twenty eleven. It's taken this long to get to the supreme court. It centers on Apple's app store, the digital holding pen for any and all apps. That run on apple mobile devices, apple charges, developers thirty percent sales feed of put their apps on the platform plaintiffs in the case, which is called apple versus pepper accused apple of passing that cost on to consumers. Forcing prices up unfairly, why unfair you might ask. Well, the plaintiff say it's unjust because the only place one can purchase apps. For apple devices is on the app store. That structure. They say gives apple monopoly power, essentially to charge, consumers whatever they want. Now, the question of whether apple is or isn't a monopoly has not come close to being decided all that was determined last week. Was that by vote of five to four? The supreme court said, plaintiffs can proceed with their anti-trust case in district court for years, apple have been trying to get the case thrown out the company has argued that consumers don't have standing to sue apple directly for technical reasons, apple claim that its actual customer is the developer not you or I that was the argument that the supreme court threw out. So what's next will not much for you and me for the time, being at least you can expect any apps, you purchase from the apple store to cost whatever they cost before, but you might also think about this see apps that run on Google play can be purchased in more than one place. That means the market for Android apps is not. A monopoly for some people that knowledge, alone may be enough to strengthen brand loyalty or create brand converts. From wondering this is business daily. We'd love to get to know your little bit better. Help agai out won't you go to wondering dot com slash survey. An answer a couple of questions. That's one dot com slash survey. Survey results help us respond to me. Thanks bunch. I baby Brown and we'll be back with you tomorrow. Businessworld daily is brought to you by Dell. There's nothing small about your business, your impact on the communities made a huge difference as thank you during small business month. Dallas offering up to forty five percent off select computers with Intel core processors, plus get a free. External hard drive with select PC purchases. Call eight seven seven by Dell to speak with a small business technology advisor today. That's eight seven seven. B. Y. D E L L for tech advice and one on one partnership, eight seven seven by Dell.