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Apple sued over its ‘Sign in with Apple’ feature

Another day, another lawsuit. Blix, the company behind BlueMail — a free email app (pictured) for iOS, Windows, Linux, and Android — and Followup —a patient communication service — is suing Apple over its “Sign in with Apple” feature.

AppleInsider says in a filing with the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, Ben Volach, co-founder of Blix, claims Apple stole BlueMail’s “Share Email” feature for integration in “Sign in with Apple.” 

According to the suit, Share Email enables users to communicate “using manageable public interaction addresses, without revealing their private interaction addresses.” Volach is suing Apple for patent infringement and illegal monopolization of the App Store, and seeks an injunction, damages and legal fees. 

“Sign in with Apple” is, or will be, available on iOS, iPadOS, macOS, and the web. It’s designed to make it easy for users to sign in to their apps and websites using their Apple ID. Instead of filling out forms, verifying email addresses, and choosing new passwords, they can use Sign in with Apple to set up an account and start using your app right away. Apple says that all accounts are protected with two-factor authentication for superior security.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.