iOS developer sues Apple for ‘exploiting monopoly power’

Another day, another lawsuit. An iOS developer who drew attention to App Store scams is now suing Apple, reports The Verge.

Kosta Eleftheriou, who publicly called out Apple earlier this year for negligence with regard to policing iOS scams and copycat apps on the App Store, has filed a lawsuit against the tech giant in California. He says Apple is exploiting its monopoly power over iOS apps “to make billions of dollars in profits at the expense of small application developers and consumers.”

Eleftheriou is accusing Apple of false advertising, unfair competition in violation of California’s business and professions code, breach of good faith and fair dealing with regard to the Apple Developer Program License Agreement, fraud, and negligence and negligent misrepresentation.

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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.

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  • How about developers grasp the concept that the App Store is owned by Apple. If you don’t like Apples rules… Build your own damn smartphone with your own App Store to put your little apps on.

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