Judge says Apple cannot dismiss Cydia’s amended antitrust proceedings

Apple’s attempt to dismiss the amended antitrust proceedings filed by the creator of Cydia, the jailbroken iPhone app store, failed (via). Reuters). Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers of the California district denied Apple’s allegations to dismiss the proceedings Thursday, giving Cydia 21 days to respond to resubmitted complaints.

Cydia developer Jay Freeman (also used by the username Saurik), First filed a lawsuit against Apple in 2020.. The complaint is that Apple “unreasonably gains and maintains monopoly power” in the distribution and payment of iOS apps, and ultimately “deprives” third-party app stores of their ability to compete with the App Store. Claims. Cydia appeared before the Apple App Store existed, allowing users to find and download third-party apps for jailbroken devices. Freeman closed the Cydia store in 2018.

Judge Gonzales Rogers — Same Judge Issued a mixed decision Epic vs. Apple Trial — Rejected the case In January, citing Freeman’s allegations was outside the scope of the four-year statute of antitrust proceedings. Gonzales Rogers still gave Freeman the opportunity to correct his complaint, which is what he did.

New complaints claim that between 2018 and 2021, Apple implemented “more aggressive” changes to iOS, preventing Cydia and other alternative app stores from offering “usable” apps to the iPhone. I have. Apple tried to stop the resubmitted complaint again based on the allegations occurring outside the statute of limitations, but Gonzales Roger dismissed the dismissal allegations. The Verge I contacted Apple for comment, but didn’t get an immediate reply.

2020, Epic Games filed proceedings Against Apple Continue FortniteRemoval From the App Store — Apple kicks out Fornite To provide alternative payment options and allow Epic to avoid Apple’s up to 30% commission on in-app purchases.Masterpiece Filed a similar proceeding Almost at the same time against Google, it ’s Scheduled to be tried in 2023..Earlier this month, Match Group, the company behind Tinder, OkCupid, and Hinge, also Filed a lawsuit against Google for payment restrictions At the Play store.

In addition to app developers, Apple is subject to scrutiny by government agencies.While The Netherlands has imposed a series of fines For companies that have banned Dutch dating apps from using their own billing system South Korea passed the law We require both Apple and Google to allow developers to incorporate third-party payment processors. The US and EU are working with the EU to curb the power of major technology companies. Set to enact the Digital Markets Act Next year, and the United States Open App Market Law Designed to Facilitate Competition With mobile computing. Judge says Apple cannot dismiss Cydia’s amended antitrust proceedings

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