Cydia, an unofficial iOS app store, has sued Apple for disrupting App Store competitors. The iPhone maker has been accused of holding an illegal monopoly on software distribution for its operating system.
Cydia’s lawyers claimed that Apple’s technology upgrades from 2018 to 2021 “clearly” harmed application distributors other than the App Store. Apple’s lawyers called the lawsuits “outdated.” However, the judge allowed Cydia to file a new complaint, which the company did.
Last week, Apple lost an application to dismiss Cydia’s lawsuit. According to the judge, these complaints are timely regarding technological updates that should have completely taken away Cydia’s ability to work.
Cydia’s lawsuit “seeks to open the markets for iOS app distribution and iOS app payment processing to those who wish to compete fairly with Apple, and to recover the enormous damages Apple caused Cydia.” The case is currently being considered by a court in San Francisco. Apple must respond to the lawsuit by the end of June.