Tech Titan on Trial: Apple's Legal Battle

Effort: 10 minutes

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Imagine a world where the apps on your phone are not chosen by you but dictated by the phone's maker. This is at the heart of a recent lawsuit filed by the Department of Justice (DOJ) against Apple, a tech giant known for its iPhones and App Store. The lawsuit claims that Apple has unfairly limited competition by setting rules on which apps can be on their devices, potentially leading to higher prices and fewer choices for users. This case touches on big ideas like competition, innovation, and consumer rights. An example of another device with the same issue: Can TV makers also control which streaming services are allowed on their TVs? Why or why not?

Your Task:

  1. Understand the Issue: Think about what it means for a company to have control over which apps you can use. How might this affect you as a user and the broader app market

  2. Form an Opinion: Do you think companies like Apple should be able to control their app ecosystems, or should there be more freedom for app developers and choices for consumers?

  3. Write a brief argument supporting your view: Aim to inform and possibly persuade others to consider the effects of this lawsuit on tech innovation and consumer choice.

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