Consumers have hit a breaking point with the way Apple sells and distributes apps on its store, claiming they have been running a monopoly. Apple is standing behind the fact that they don’t own the apps or sell them–the developers do. Consumers are arguing that they control many of the aspects that go into getting the apps on the store. Today in court will determine if the suit can even be carried out since this is an anti-trust case. These cases usually require a direct relationship between the seller and complainer. Apple takes 30 percent when apps are sold on their store. Developers should be the ones complaining, not the consumers, due to the fact developers pay out the commission.
An imposing business model’s capability to raise costs at an uncertain rate is its most basic disservice to customers. Since it has no industry rivalry, a restraining infrastructure’s cost is the market cost and the demand is the demand of the market. Anti-trust suits are hard to start, complainers must come well prepared because usually they will be going up against a company with plenty of power and capital.