Tech/June 4, 2019/Agency Reporter /No Comment/106 views /TechTechnology Developers Drag Apple To Court Over App Store Feesshare on:FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancelApple Inc. Headquarters in California, US Developers filed a lawsuit on Tuesday accusing Apple of abusing monopoly position in its online marketplace to extract excessive fees from those creating iPhone applications. The lawsuit, which was filed in federal court in California, claims Apple cornered the market with its iOS App Store, collecting a 30 per cent commission on all app sales and in-app purchases. Advertise With Us The complaint comes as Apple holds its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, California and just weeks after the US Supreme Court allowed a consumer lawsuit against Apple on similar grounds to proceed. ALSO READ Raul Gets Real Madrid JobAttorneys for the plaintiffs, who are seeking class-action status for the suit, said Apple requires developers selling products through the App Store to pay an annual fee of $99, which hurts small and new developers. They also said that by keeping all iOS apps into one marketplace — some two million were available last year — consumers never see most apps. “Between Apple’s 30 per cent cut of all App Store sales, the annual fee of $99 and pricing mandates, Apple blatantly abuses its market power to the detriment of developers, who are forced to use the only platform available to them to sell their iOS app,” said Steve Berman of the law firm Hagens Berman, which is representing the plaintiffs. ALSO READ IPOB’s Sit-At-Home Order: Police Issues Stern Warning“In a competitive landscape, this simply would not happen.” The lawsuit seeks to force Apple to end its monopoly and allow competition in the distribution of iOS apps. It also seeks to end Apple’s pricing requirement including the minimum price mandate of 99 cents for paid apps. According to AFP, Apple did not immediately respond to a query on the lawsuit. ALSO READ Trump To Bestow Presidential Honour On Tiger WoodsIn the past, Apple has defended its control of the App Store, saying it enables the iPhone maker to protect against malicious software and maintain quality standards. Last month, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that consumers could proceed with a separate lawsuit on app pricing, rejecting Apple’s argument that consumers lacked standing because the tech giant was merely an intermediary with app developers. The class-action lawsuit from 2011 maintains that Apple abuses its monopoly position, resulting in higher prices. Leave A Comment Below Related Tags:TechTechnology share on: FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel previous articleMDC Bemoans Relentless Price Hikesnext articleLegislators tipped on Speaker: ‘Elect someone with leadership qualities’ – Malawi Nyasa TimesRelated Posts463 shares Tech/June 24, 2019 /No Comment Nigerians React As 6-Year-Old Model Photographs Stuns Social Media |Nigeria News463 shares Tech/June 24, 2019 /No Comment 2019 AFCON: Yobo Faults Super Eagles Coach Rohr – Concise NewsKogi Election: Dino Melaye Makes Bold VowCourt Orders Arrest Of Innoson Boss ChukwumaNext Level: Shehu Sani Tells Buhari How To Make Appointments – Concise NewsNaira Marley Reveals Plans To Help Many Inmates |Nigeria NewsEdo State Assembly Crisis: Speaker Swears In Two More Elected MembersQuestion ‘Captain’ Messi Need To Ask Himself – Van GaalDuncan Mighty Presents ‘Sweet Love’ (Audio) |Nigeria NewsEPL: Newcastle Announce Benitez Depature Leave a Response Cancel reply CommentName Email Sign me up for the newsletter! Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.