US Supreme Court to hear arguments on Monday in Apple antitrust suit alleging App Store monopoly

On Monday, the United States Supreme Court will hear arguments as part of an antitrust lawsuit against Apple over its App Store and app commission policies. As reported by Reuters, the issue stems from Apple’s 30 percent cut of App Store sales. Apple has previously asked the US Supreme Court to throw out this antitrust […]

Supreme Court ruling on Apple App Store fee case not expected until mid-2019

Benjamin Schachter of Macquarie Research expects that the Supreme Court’s verdict on a long-running suit over developer’s fees in the App Store will be heard soon, but the ruling won’t come down until early 2019, and any possible financial impact is at least a year away. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

EU says it may withdraw court case if Ireland recovers full $16B from Apple

The European Commission is willing to withdraw its court case against the Irish government for failing to collect some $ 16 billion in back taxes from Apple — but only if the country collects the full amount, the E.U.’s Competition Commissioner said in an interview. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Court says the FBI will be allowed to keep San Bernardino iPhone unlocking details a secret

As detailed in a new report from ZDNet, the FBI will not be required to disclose how it unlocked the San Bernardino terrorist’s iPhone early last year. The decision comes after several major news organizations filed a Freedom of Information lawsuit to reveal the tool and its price. more… 9to5Mac

Wisconsin court orders Apple pay $506M for infringing on WARF patent

A U.S. district court judge on Monday ruled Apple must pay $ 506 million in damages for infringing on a microprocessor technology IP owned by the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s patent licensing body, adding $ 272 million to an initial $ 234 decision reached almost two years ago. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Apple lends support to transgender school student fighting Supreme Court case

Apple has lent its support to a legal brief supporting a transgender school student’s fight in the Supreme Court regarding the right to use the bathroom appropriate to his gender identity, reports the NYT. It follows the company last week voicing opposition to President Trump’s ruling to roll back protections for transgender kids in schools. Apple is one […]

Apple forced to pull LinkedIn from Russian App Store due to court ruling

Not even a week after being requested to pull The New York Times app from the Chinese Apple App Store, both Apple and Google will have to pull the LinkedIn app from their respective app stores. According to The New York Times, the removal comes after a court ruled that LinkedIn had violated Russia’s data protection laws. more… […]

This week on AI: Apple at the Supreme Court, Australian photo scandal, new R&D centers & more

Product rumors took a backseat to the here-and-now this week, as Apple found itself on the defensive at the U.S. Supreme Court, announced plans for new international research and development centers, and coped with the aftermath of a lewd photo scandal in Australia. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

This week on AI: DOJ drops court order, Apple ships iPhone SE & 9.7″ iPad Pro, iOS 9.3.1 fixes critical Web link bug

Apple’s confrontation with the U.S. government over encryption took a major twist, thanks to the Justice Department officially withdrawing its court order. Later in the week, Apple shipped the iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro, and fixed a critical bug via iOS 9.3.1. AppleInsider – Frontpage News