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Antitrust case against Apple in US?

Antitrust case against Apple in US?

Apple could face a major antitrust lawsuit in the US. According to the New York Times, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) is in the final stages of its investigation into Apple.

This will lead to litigation in the first half of 2024. The DOJ is investigating how Apple controls competitors' access to iMessage and Apple Watch compatibility with iPhones. These practices may prevent competition on the platform.

DOJ investigative priorities

Another focus is Apple's restrictions on iPhone-specific paid services. It will examine the extent to which Apple excludes other companies from tap-to-pay services. Apple plans to make NFC interface available.

Context and Attitude

The DOJ is currently reviewing the results of the investigation. Apple has held discussions with the agency and will defend its practices at the final meeting. The potential lawsuit against Apple is part of a trend of antitrust lawsuits against major tech companies including Amazon, Google and Microsoft.

via Macroomers

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