Developers of free apps seek $200 billion damages, claim Apple restrains trade

Two developers, including the maker of “Coronavirus Reporter,” say Apple unfairly promotes certain free apps in the App Store, and want $200 billion in damages for themselves and other similarly-affected companies.

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The long-running legal dispute between Apple and the developer of “Coronavirus Reporter,” came to a head in early July, 2021. The developer withdrew its antitrust case, intending to instead refile it as a class action one alongside other developers.

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