Today a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals panel upheld a lower court finding that Apple App Store policies do not violate federal antitrust law. CEI technology policy expert Jessica Melugin views the ruling as good news not just for Apple but for a marketplace that is working.
Statement by Jessica Melugin, Director of CEI’s Center for Technology and Innovation:
“This case affirms that Apple isn’t acting anti-competitively when it pursues its business model with myriad benefits to consumers. Its closed approach prioritizes security, privacy, and accountability. If certain users want to trade some of those advantages away for greater flexibility or openness, the marketplace offers the Google operating system as an alternative. There’s nothing broken here, and it’s good news for consumers that the court isn’t going to ‘fix it.’”