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Supreme Court okays proposed class action lawsuit against App Store monopoly
May13

Supreme Court okays proposed class action lawsuit against App Store monopoly

The US Supreme Court has given the go ahead for the proposed class action lawsuit against Apple’s App Store monopoly. By this decision, the apex court has upheld the ruling of the lower court’s decision for the class to go ahead. The plaintiffs according to VentureBeat, said Apple required apps to be sold through its App Store and extracted an excessive 30 percent on purchases. Consumers had taken the Cupertino-based tech giant to...

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Spotify’s antitrust complaint—EU set to investigate Apple
May06

Spotify’s antitrust complaint—EU set to investigate Apple

The Financial Times reports that the European Union is set to act upon a complaint filed by Spotify against Apple. Formal investigation is expected to be opened against Apple in the next couple of weeks following claims by the streaming company that the later uses its App Store to stifle innovation and restrict consumer choice in favor of its Apple Music service. The EU swung into action after the streaming service filed its complaint...

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Apple debuts a new credit card called “Apple Card”
Mar26

Apple debuts a new credit card called “Apple Card”

Apple has announced a new credit card that has all the features required to upset the current arrangements in the market. Among other features, Apple Card will have no CVV security code, no card number, no signature, and no expiry date—very interesting to say the least. At the company’s “show time” service event on Monday, the tech behemoth said its card will use machine learning and Apple Maps to label to label stores that you use in...

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Apple reveals new iPad Air and iPad mini, supports keyboard and Apple Pencil
Mar19

Apple reveals new iPad Air and iPad mini, supports keyboard and Apple Pencil

  Apple revealed a new iPad Air and iPad mini Monday, a week before unveiling its video streaming service. And the latest models now support keyboard and the Apple Pencil. This is the company’s first upgrade to its iPad mini since 2015. It brings popular iPad Pro features to the smaller models. The iPad Air costs $499, and the mini costs $399. Models with cellular connectivity costs $130 more. You can pre-order the new iPad Air...

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Apple chides Spotify over claims of unfair App Store
Mar18

Apple chides Spotify over claims of unfair App Store

  Apple countered a complaint from Spotify that its App Store imposes unfair fees and creates unfair competition. It went on to say the music streaming service wants to earn more off others’ work. Spotify CEO Daniel Ek blogged Wednesday about Apple’s control of its App Store. He said the tech giant robs consumers of choices and puts unfair fees on competitors. After discussions with Apple failed, Ek said they now want...

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Apple hires ex-Microsoft exec as new smart home chief
Feb16

Apple hires ex-Microsoft exec as new smart home chief

  Apple has hired a former Microsoft executive to catch up to Amazon and Google in its smart home business. Sam Jadallah, the founder and former CEO of Otto, a smart home device company focusing on home entry and access, has signed up with Apple, sources familiar with the matter told CNBC. The latest hire shows how Apple wants to revamp and exert more into the business of smart home devices. Apple recently bought a startup...

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