More States Join Lawsuit Against Apple for Smartphone Monopoly

Written by Kathrine Frich

Jun.12 - 2024 9:38 AM CET

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The lawsuit accuses Apple of monopolizing smartphone markets,

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Today, the Attorneys General of Indiana, Massachusetts, Nevada, and Washington joined the antitrust lawsuit against Apple.

Originally filed by the Justice Department and 15 other states plus the District of Columbia in March, the lawsuit accuses Apple of monopolizing smartphone markets, which is illegal under Section 2 of the Sherman Act.

Lawsuit Gets Stronger

With the addition of the new states, an updated complaint has been filed in the District of New Jersey.

This strengthens the case against Apple, showing that more states are concerned about Apple's control over the smartphone market and its effects on consumers and businesses.

Aiming for Fair Competition

Assistant Attorney General Jonathan Kanter of the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division welcomed the new states to the lawsuit.

"We are glad to have Indiana, Massachusetts, Nevada, and Washington join our efforts to bring competition back to the smartphone markets that Apple has monopolized," he said and continued:

"We look forward to working with our state partners to make sure consumers, app developers, accessory makers, and the American public benefit from fair competition." This unified effort aims to ensure a fair market where everyone can thrive.