App Association criticizes Supreme Court decision in ‘Apple v. Pepper’ case

App Association criticizes Supreme Court decision in ‘Apple v. Pepper’ case

Yesterday the U.S. Supreme Court refused to undo a proposed class action dubbed “Apple v. Pepper” accusing Apple of monopolizing the iPhone app market, upholding a Ninth Circuit decision reviving the antitrust suit brought by consumers. Today the App Association is criticizing the ruling. 

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Apple to developers: remove screen recording code in apps or else tell users it’s there

Apple to developers: remove screen recording code in apps or else tell users it’s there

TechCrunch has reported that major companies such as Air Canada, Hollister, and Expedia are are recording every tap and swipe you make on their iPhone apps with asking for permission or you even realizing it. Apple says that ain’t gonna fly and has released the following statement to TechCrunch

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Customers spent $1.22 billion at the Apple App Store between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve

Customers spent $1.22 billion at the Apple App Store between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve

Apple says App Store customers set new spending records over the holidays, wrapping up a record-breaking year. App Store spending topped $1.22 billion between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. Customers also spent over $322 million on New Year’s Day 2019 alone, setting a new single-day record.

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Black Friday spending sets a revenue record at the Apple App Store

Black Friday spending sets a revenue record at the Apple App Store

U.S. consumers spent an estimated $52 million on Apple’s App Store on Black Friday, setting a new single-day revenue record for the store. This marked an increase in spending of 31.6% over 2017’s Black Friday, when gross revenue on the store hit an estimated $39.5 million, and 31% more than Christmas 2017’s $39.8 million tally, according to new Sensor Tower Store Intelligence.

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Apple approves the Indian government’s TRAI DND app for inclusion on the App Store

Apple approves the Indian government’s TRAI DND app for inclusion on the App Store

Tired of waiting for Apple to implement anti-spam measures for iPhones, TRAI, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, threatened in July to ban iPhones from the country’s cellular networks if the tech giant didn’t approve a government-developed Do Not Disturb app by January 2019. Now an Apple spokesperson has confirmed to VentureBeat that the app become available today in the Apple App Store.

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U.S. Supreme Court to hear arguments in Apple App Store monopoly lawsuit

U.S. Supreme Court to hear arguments in Apple App Store monopoly lawsuit

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on Monday on accusations that Apple is using its market dominance to jack up prices for iOS apps. A ruling against Apple, letting a lawsuit go forward, could add to pressure the company already faces to cut the 30% commission it charges on app sales, reports The Star.

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