Apple Sued by Consumers Over iPhone Locking Policies
Apple has been hit with a class action lawsuit filed by consumers who want their iPhones unlocked from AT&T's network. Two consumers filed the lawsuit last week in the U.S. District Court in Northern California. They allege that Apple violated Sherman Act by not obtaining consumers' contractual consent to have their phones locked to AT&T's network. They also allege that Apple violated the Digital Millennium Copyright Act because it installed software on iPhones that prevented owners from using them on competing networks. The DMCA has a provision that allows handset owners to modify their devices for use on other networks, claim the plaintiffs. The plaintiffs are seeking monetary damages and want Apple to supply unlock codes on request; want Apple to be barred from installing software on iPhones that prevents them from being unlocked; and want Apple to more fully disclose to consumers that their devices are locked to the carrier's network. Apple has not commented on the lawsuit.
CarPlay Lets Drivers Access Their iPhone Via Siri
Apple today announced CarPlay, a bridge that will let drivers user their car's infotainment center to access and interact with their iPhone. In order to work, CarPlay must be installed by the car manufacturer and a separate app must be installed on the iPhone.
Apple Makes iOS8 Available to the Masses
Apple today released iOS8 for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch (5th gen). iOS8 offers a number of refinements to Apple's mobile operating system.
Apple Updates Pages, Keynote, and Numbers
Apple recently published updates to its core productivity applications for the iPhone and iPad. Pages, Apple's word processor, has a significant number of new features.
Verizon iPhone Users Gain Access to Isis via Cashwrap Case
Verizon Wireless today announced the availability of the Incipio Cashwrap case for owners of the iPhone. The Cashwrap case includes an NFC radio and compatibility with the Isis mobile payment service.
Ting Now Supports Apple iPhone 5
Ting, an MVNO that uses Sprint's network, is now allowing customers to bring their own iPhone 5 and activate it on Ting. The iPhone 5 must be a Sprint-compatible version.
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The Sherman Act really?!
A Section 1 violation has three elements:
1. An agreement
2. which unreasonably restrains competition
3. and which affects interstate commerce.
A Section 2 violation has two elements:
1. the possess...
Not and Apple Fan, but...
DCMA is also a basis for the lawsuit , not just the Sherman Act
Look...there are unlocked phones all over the place...people don't want them because unlocked phones are not n...