Good! Kavanaugh Rules Public Can Sue Apple for Monopolistic Practices

Anthony Thomas
Anthony Thomas

Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh has paved the way for consumers to sue Apple for their monopolistic practices.

The Supreme Court on Monday said that iPhone users can proceed with a class-action lawsuit against Apple over its control of app sales in a ruling that could destroy the company’s exclusive marketplace of third-party software.

Members of the public had sued Apple, claiming that the company’s monopoly over its App Store led to inflated app prices.

According to The Hill, Apple disputed the legality of the suit, arguing the consumers had no standing to sue the company because it merely operated the App Store as an intermediary between users and the developers who make and sell apps.

Information Liberation reports:
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Apple argued they’re above the law but Kavanaugh gave them a kick to the teeth:

Justice Brett Kavanaugh wrote the opinion for the 5-4 decision, surprising many by breaking with his conservative colleagues and siding with the court’s liberal justices.

The Supreme Court had ruled in 1977 in a case called Illinois Brick that only “direct purchasers” of products have standing to bring antitrust lawsuits. In his decision, Kavanaugh rejected Apple’s argument that it was the app developers, and not the company operating the App Store, that sold the programs directly to users.

“Apple’s theory would provide a roadmap for monopolistic retailers to structure transactions with manufacturers or suppliers so as to evade antitrust claims by consumers and thereby thwart effective antitrust enforcement,” Kavanaugh wrote.

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Aiden Morales
Aiden Morales

Hahahaha! Glad Kavanaugh is seeing past the left/right paradigm here. Truth be told its both parties who are in bed with Big Tech and they planned to con the game once again by using a minority vote for the good….. Kavanaugh surprised them and kicked both parties right in the teeth saying "nuh uh! I ain't playing your silly con-game, go after 'em!"

Ian Jenkins
Ian Jenkins

Now this is news.

Andrew Diaz
Andrew Diaz

Apple put out a few good OS(s) 10 to 15 years ago. The only OS(s) I'd use would be Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6 or 10.7 and that would only be for the kick ass media ripping/editing/conversion software that could be installed on it. Today there is almost no point because Linux and Windows XP really has everything you need, anything you could do on an old mac you can do with Linux and/or Windows XP. Nothing Apple has released as of recent is any good. Once they turned their operating systems into botnets and removed DVD writers from their computers, won't use their shit.

Leo Baker
Leo Baker

Not much of a computer user huh.

OS X is BSD Unix based, like FreeBSD or OpenSTEP, and anything Linux can do OS X can do too.

The best Mac OS was 7.6.2 if you wanna get technical. Although 9 came pretty close to usable a couple months before it was obsoleted. Anything after 10 varies only in cpu compatibility, PowerPC vs Intel, stuff like that. The only differences visible to the user were in what versions of java and shockwave were made available.

Also the dvd writers on macs have always been shit. They’re famous for breaking after six months and costing $300 to replace, much to PC users’ amusement. After your SuperDrive blows you just get a $40 usb burner from Newegg and forget about it.

I’m hoping to see Apple beat down for their anti-right-to-repair practices more than anything. It’s Apple users’ fault for accepting their marketing decisions and gulping that koolaid down faster than they can mix it. The computer side really went to hell after Jobs decided the iPhone was his divine calling and decided to fuck the customer base that turned him from a college nerd to a multibillionaire.

It’s not too late for them to get back on track. Now that windows and OS X run basically the same binaries on the same hardware it’s a lot easier to put it together. They just need to forget their app model and Swift/objective c bullshit and use C++, likewise for Microsoft and that ridiculous C# nonsense. Unix developers have been staying the course all this time and it’s obviously just as profitable and capable, except for the companies that exist only to sell credentials.

Nathaniel Gutierrez
Nathaniel Gutierrez

Also the dvd writers on macs have always been shit. They’re famous for breaking after six months and costing $300 to replace, much to PC users’ amusement. After your SuperDrive blows you just get a $40 usb burner from Newegg and forget about it.

I had one a while back ago and did the exact thing you mentioned, bought a usb DVD writer for it. It worked for a long time till one day the computer malfunctioned and I decided I'd just switch to Linux instead of paying the money to have it fixed (partly not for just fiscal reasons but I didn't want them to see all the pirated software and media I had which is technically illegal). So I use linux and still have a Windows XP to work with offline and that suites me just fine.

Gabriel Reyes
Gabriel Reyes

anything Linux can do OS X can do too.

The fact that you would even say this shows how you don't know jack shit about GNU or BSD, let alone how much of a proprietary and pigeonholed piece of shit OSX is. Most programs made for what you're calling "Linux" won't even run on OSX because the architecture is so different, and the OS locks the user out of the majority of what gives you actual freedom over the system. You're probably one of those retarded lemmings who thinks that OSX is good and useful because it comes packaged with GarageBand, which is a $120 piece of software that isn't even fucking useful and still requires you to pay an additional three figures just to unlock all of its "features". Is that your stupid idea of 'cool media editing stuff' or whatever? Comparing Apple shit to libre software is incredibly intellectually dishonest at best, and ostensibly an attempt to mislead everyone who reads your bullshit.

Daniel Baker
Daniel Baker

You can get them fixed under AppleCare of course, if you want to go to the mall, wait in line, take your computer back home, come back a week later when the part comes in, wait in line, drop it off, come back again after it’s fixed, wait in line, and then go home hoping it’s actually fixed. I just prefer the cheap usb replacement route.

Grayson Sullivan
Grayson Sullivan

Funny. I’ve compiled tons of Linux builds on my four PowerBooks, three iMacs, mini, and air, and also my turbo plus, not to mention the FreeBSD machines I ran starting at v1.7 in the mid 90s, and I’m not sure I’ve experienced what you’re talking about. The most problems I’ve had with Unix have ironically been on Debian Linux. And I have a little sysV experience too, having run a 3B2/300 in my house for a few years before I got the bsd machine.

But then I usually build from source and don’t try to install premade packages.

Xavier Parker
Xavier Parker

All I said was you can pretty much do anything you could on an older Mac that you could do with Linux. Of-course the software is different, duh. But you still can find anything you need with open source software for Linux. And no, I haven't used BSD because I'm not a tech geek like most people are over here. I'm just an old disgruntled jackass who likes to use Operating Systems that actually work. Which is why I use older Operating Systems, not newer ones.

Jeremiah Gomez
Jeremiah Gomez

I mean, come to think of it, that you would say something like that to a person who was using the predecessor to OS X in the 80s… waaaaay before it was even a thing on the Mac, sorta tags you as a person who doesn’t compute much. GarageBand isn’t a Unix app. It’s a Mac OS app (actually it’s a watered down version of logic which Apple didn’t even develop, they bought/stole it), so what does that have to do with anything?

I will say that when you compare Apple to Windows PCs, when it comes to media and graphics suites like photoshop or protools; the shit usually works better on the Mac. You can edit bigger files and endure fewer crashes and the systems very rarely brick themselves the way windows machines do. Most of the time you can just drag your prefs into the trash and reboot. But again, nothing to do with running Linux tools on OS X.

You have to install the Xcode gcc tools, if you weren’t aware of this. It doesn’t come with the os. But it is a free download from Apple.

Jordan Ortiz
Jordan Ortiz

Not him, but when I switched over to linux I just got another computer for it, didn't bother having the Mac fixed because 1) too much money and like I stated earlier on 2) pirated content was on my OS and I didn't want a tech geek ratting me out after fixing it. So I chucked the whole Mac into the trash can and got an older used PC and go a Linux partitioned on it (someone I knew helped me do that because like I said before I'm no tech geek).

Ian Taylor
Ian Taylor

Hey I am pissed at them too. It annoys me that I’m expected to use iTunes for everything from playing mp3s to charging my phone, and that most shit on the computer is broken if I don’t have the latest iPhone model. And it annoys me that installing El Capitan broke all my adobe software and I’m expected to rebuy that shit. Okay repirate that shit. And it annoys the holy hell out of me that I have to use swift instead of a normal language to develop apps. I want them to get what’s coming.

Ten years ago I was 100% Mac but it’s totally valid to complain about how shit their recent os is.

I can’t replace the hard drive in my iMac with a ssd because it has a special temp sensor built into it that will break the computer’s cooling fan controller if it’s not there, making my machine sound like a dyson hand dryer in the airport shitter. There’s a whole list of complaints I could jot down here.

I just don’t think that the Linux compatibility issues rank among the 50 worst Mac problems.

Zachary Campbell
Zachary Campbell

Just ditch it, trust me. Buy an older laptop or PC and try out a popular Linux OS or two, or several if you'd like. Or go pirate an older Windows rip of XP, Vista or 7 and install that. Don't keep putting up with all the modern bullshit, its not worth the hassle, money or waste of time. If they want to make shitty operating systems then its high time we boycott those and dump 'em. I have and to this day never regret it.

Ryder Hill
Ryder Hill

Apple is so fucking based now under Tim.

Brody Edwards
Brody Edwards

Linux-based operating systems are so fucking shit on the desktop. Kill yourself, old retired nigger with your sole criterion of “privacy”.

Parker King
Parker King

Much better than any of the proprietary bullshit now days. I have a linux and it actually works exactly how I would expect it to. The good thing about linux is it isn't one OS, there are THOUSANDS to choose from, many different platforms and types. Some better than others.

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Wyatt Russell
Wyatt Russell

You have a linux? Better by what standard? You don’t even use non-ubuntu-derived. Shut your dicksucker.

Daniel Cox
Daniel Cox

thousands
In other words, around 900.

Daniel Rodriguez
Daniel Rodriguez

I use an older linux and it works just fine. I can access the internet, download what I want and convert/rip what I want. Thats good enough for most typical internet users.

John Miller
John Miller

You use an unpatched xubuntu when you’re not pretending you switched to trisquel. Remember, talking about the same thing everyday is all you ever do. I take a two month back, come back, and the newest bumped is full of you saying the same exact thing.

Luke Russell
Luke Russell

break*

Matthew Peterson
Matthew Peterson

Most people apply to jobs with word documents. You have to send pdf because libreoffice screws the formatting, and administrative workers being administrative workers are usually too stupid to open a resume in pdf. They’ll write back and ask why you sent it.

Most people subscribe to media services that have no ports on linux-based. Most people edit photos, and gnu editors are crap for everyone but a programmer. Most people don’t know how to install a proprietary videocard driver from console. Etc etc etc.

Linux is fucking trash for that. It’s a server OS.

Henry Cruz
Henry Cruz

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Julian Ortiz
Julian Ortiz

I never tried Trisquel (yet). At some point I do plan on trying it out, offline first of-course.

Cameron Lewis
Cameron Lewis

offline
Why, man?

Lincoln Rivera
Lincoln Rivera

I am not a tech geek at all but fucking God almighty I not only know how to open PDFs, I've created a few myself before to print off. Just how stupid is the average person these days? Try calling the employeers if they are this stupid and just talk to them.

Logan Sullivan
Logan Sullivan

Stupid enough to get mad if you call them.

Chase Wright
Chase Wright

Well if thats the case something E X T R E M E L Y W R O N G has happened to America. If employers can't open basic documents, operate a fax machine or make calls these days then this is not a sign of strength but extreme apathy, laziness and weakness. Its not a good sign for the economy either quite frankly because businesses rely on communication. Back in my day people that would engage the employer the fastest and with dedication would be the first likely to be hired because enthusiasm and self-confidence. If they are not teaching this importance in the business world anymore, something has gone terribly wrong and thats not a sign of a good future.

Brandon Butler
Brandon Butler

No, you’re just antisocial. Install Windows 10.

Oliver Clark
Oliver Clark

I rather be 'anti-social' than a normie with Winbot 10. I've heard all too much about how much that OS sucks ass.

David Peterson
David Peterson

Be schway, don’t be a shazzbot. Install Windows 10.

Gabriel Garcia
Gabriel Garcia

It’s actually quite nice unless you’re an ideologue or a memebrained retard.

Jackson Clark
Jackson Clark

Frankly, I am sick at wondering what the hell is going on with us. The only notion that makes sense is genocide, but someone is always here to remind me that the only real problem is that we’re not all STEM and we’re falling into Russia’s racialist psyops because we’re dumb and resentful.

Wyatt Bennett
Wyatt Bennett

That is why I use corporate software: I want to fit in.

Nathan Sanders
Nathan Sanders

I actually do not like fitting in. I kinda like being the crude, rude, obnoxious, hateful, bigoted, drunk, belligerent kook that I am.

Matthew Young
Matthew Young

Yeah, it's not good to make yourself an easy target: cover your body in tattoos, pickup some misdemeanor charges, wear your camo in the city, do things that make you look like a certain type of person.

If you truly want an upper hand you'll do what you do when you're in Rome.

Cameron Lopez
Cameron Lopez

Quite a few employers require a resume in word format. My resume is written in LaTeX and if you know what that is, I don’t have to explain to you how filthy it makes me feel to convert it.

Angel Walker
Angel Walker

I'll laugh my ass off if a bunch of yuppies sue Apple for billions.

Julian Taylor
Julian Taylor

It would serve them right for thinking that shit like a square with rounded corners is their property.

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