Apple iPhone 4: Class action monopoly lawsuit approved

With the recent launch of the new Apple iPhone 4, the company are now having to contend with more bad news which has seen AT&T and themselves having a class action monopoly lawsuit issued on them. This follows on from the reception issues with the iPhone 4 antenna.

According to Stan Schroeder at Mashable, this recent lawsuit has been rolled into several lawsuits dating back to 2007/2008, where it was claimed that AT&T Apple’s iPhone partners, had signed a 2 year contract that then saw them having an involvement in a 5 year contract. Along with this, Apple’s high prices had been questioned and competitors felt that Apple were controlling which apps consumers could install.

On looking into this, a Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, claims that Apple have not broken any laws in relation to the update of the iPhone’s OS which potentially saw programs deleted that users had purchased. This recent lawsuit has stated that an injunction against Apple has stopped the sale of locked iPhones in the U.S. as well as apps that users can install being regulated.

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