Apple Lawsuits

Judge Denies Apple’s Request to Dismiss Cydia Antitrust Lawsuit

U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers on Thursday rejected Apple's request to dismiss an antitrust lawsuit filed by Cydia, a third-party app store for jailbroken iPhones — reports Reuters. SaurikIT LLC, which developed Cydia, filed a suit earlier this year alleging that Apple maintains an unlawful monopoly over app distribution on iOS. However, Apple argued that...

Texas Couple Sues Apple Over AirPods Allegedly Damaging Son’s Hearing

Texas-based parents of a 14-year-old boy have filed a lawsuit against Apple, alleging that the company’s AirPods emitted an alert so loud that it tore their son's eardrum causing permanent hearing loss, NBC News reports. The lawsuit, which was filed by Carlos Gordoa and Ariani Reyes of San Antonio back in 2020, claims that the boy was...

Apple Sues Startup Rivos, Alleges Chip Secrets Stolen Through Engineers

Apple has filed a lawsuit against technology startup Rivos Inc. for allegedly stealing trade secrets from the iPhone maker by poaching engineers — reports Reuters. According to a lawsuit filed in California federal court, Rivos has managed to get more than 40 of Apple's former employees to jump ship over the past year to work...

Apple Pay is Anticompetitive Says European Union

Apple has been charged with breaking the European Union (EU)'s competition laws for allegedly taking advantage of Apple Pay's dominant position in the mobile payments space to limit competitors' access to contactless payments technology — reports The Financial Times. In a Monday statement, the European Commission raised concerns that Apple may be preventing rivals from...

Dutch Antitrust Regulator Slaps Apple With Another 5 Million Euro Fine

The Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) has issued Apple a fine of 5 million euros ($5.7 million) for the sixth time for not complying with an order to allow alternative forms of payment for dating apps in the App Store, Reuters is reporting. Meanwhile, Apple has sent a letter to the Dutch antitrust regulator...

Apple, Broadcom Win Damages Trial in $1.1 Billion CalTech Patent Case

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has vacated $1.1 billion in damages against Apple and Broadcom in the California Institute of Technology patent case, saying the damages were not justified, via CNET).  Back in 2016, CalTech sued Apple and Broadcom alleging the companies infringed on the university's patents related to wireless data transmissions. Apple...

Indie Film ‘Apple-Man’ Faces Lawsuit from Apple [Update]

Apple is reportedly taking a break from fending off government regulators and fighting court-mandated changes to its App Store policies to file a lawsuit of its own against Ukrainian film director Vasyl Moskalenko, who wrote and directed the Kickstarter-backed action-comedy movie Apple-Man. Here's the basic premise of the short film, Apple-Man, which is downright creative in...

U.S. DOJ Reportedly Delays Suing Apple, Google Due to Insufficient Budget

U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has reportedly delayed potential lawsuits against Apple and Google over antitrust concerns due to financial complications following the collapse of President Joe Biden's social spending bill, Politico reports. Citing two people familiar with the matter, the report notes that DOJ's decision on going to court is likely to come in March or...

Apple Hit With Lawsuit Over Apple Watch Injuries from Broken Displays

A lawsuit brought against Apple by four Apple Watch customers claims that an oversight made by the company in the making of the device can result in its screen detaching, cracking, or shattering, and ultimately causing bodily harm to the wearer — reports Bloomberg. The plaintiffs allege that the Apple Watch's design does not allow enough...