The Supreme Court's call on Apple and what it means for the App Store
The US supreme court this morning said, an antitrust case can move forward against Apple.
The suit claims that Apple's total control of the App Store is forcing prices higher.
Since the company takes a 30% cut on App sales, costing customers more money.
A win for the plaintiff could potentially open up iOS to allow more app stores.
Or direct app sales, or direct app sales to iPhone users.
Yeah, that sounds pretty big.
Yeah, a part of this, for Apple, is also a security concern, too.
I mean, there's a reason why they keep it limited to the App Store.
They guard that a lot.
They make sure that there's no malicious apps getting on there.
And they've done a pretty good job at that, I mean that's why they have that reputation versus google play where it's much easier to get on.
That being said, the google play store also takes a cut of anything that goes onto its app store.
That's why you can't download fortnight from the google play store.
But yeah it's interesting that to see this case moving on and yet like you said if it gets decided that Apple can't be doing what it's doing currently.
I mean one there's gonna be an issue of security but you know your apps could also be cheaper.
Yeah and we'll see if that has any direct impact on what we were just talking about with Facebook where consumers would be able to sue for regulatory changes.