Apple Loses $100bn As US Files iPhone Monopoly Lawsuit

Following the US Justice Department’s criticism of the tech giant for allegedly having an illegal monopoly in the mobile phone market, Apple’s shares dropped by about 4%.

Attorneys general from sixteen states have banded together to combat the iPhone’s hegemonic status, claiming Apple broke federal law by stifling competition and pressuring entire sectors to rely on its product.

The complaint follows years of pressure from regulators over a small number of Apple products that are said to have kept users from being exposed to competitive gadgets.

The 88-page document continues, claiming that by maintaining tight control over the iPhone user experience, Apple has “reinforced the moat around its smartphone monopoly” and so created an unfair playing field. It further said that the company has resorted to “higher prices and less innovation.”

In response, Apple issued a statement defending its business and device suite. “This lawsuit threatens who we are and the principles that set Apple products apart in fiercely competitive markets,” the troubled tech mainstay said.

“If successful, it would hinder our ability to create the kind of technology people expect from Apple—where hardware, software, and services intersect.” Apple controls more than 70% of the premium mobile phone market in the US. If the court rules in favour of the Justice Department, Apple could be forced to break up.

Your Future as a Data Analyst (continued)

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