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Why America says Apple is a monopoly

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Apple Faces Major Antitrust Lawsuit by US Justice Department

The US Justice Department, along with 16 states, has filed an antitrust lawsuit against Apple for allegedly abusing its monopoly power in the smartphone market. The lawsuit claims that Apple restricts competition by curating its app store and customer experience. If successful, the suit could force Apple to open up its iPhone to alternative app stores and technologies like iMessage with Android phones. The Justice Department highlights five alleged abuses, including the poor quality of iMessage on Android phones, the exclusivity of Apple Pay on iPhones, the incompatibility of Apple Watch with Android phones, and limitations on third-party apps on the iPhone.