The Supreme Court has decided that Apple can be sued for monopolizing the iOS App Store. In an anti-trust lawsuit filed back in 2011, iPhone users alleged the tech giant was abusing its position by limiting app sales to a single marketplace and profiting immensely from it: Apple receives a 30% commission from each sale, which the plaintiffs say is passed on to users.
Apple tried to get the lawsuit dropped by arguing that it’s the developers who are paying the commission, so only devs should be allowed to sue. Many of the justices didn’t see it that way, however, with the court ultimately ruling 5-4 against the company. It isn’t clear whether they will go to trial or just settle.