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Cydia Lawsuit Against Apple Dismissed

Joe Rossignol:

Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers today granted Apple’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed against the company by Jay Freeman, creator of an alternative App Store known as Cydia for “jailbroken” iPhones and iPads.

Previously:

Update (2022-05-31): Tim Hardwick:

Apple in January 2022 had its motion to dismiss the lawsuit granted by U.S. district judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, who agreed with the company that the claims in the first lawsuit were outside the statute of limitations. However, the judge allowed Freeman to bring a new complaint, which has now been accepted, according to Reuters.

Freeman’s lawyers argued in the amended lawsuit that Apple’s technology updates between 2018 and 2021 were “overt” acts that harmed iOS app distributors such as Cydia. The changes that Apple implemented in iOS are described as “more aggressive” and designed to prevent Cydia and other alternative app stores from providing “useable” apps for iPhones.

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