Apple Wins iPod Antitrust Case

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The iPod Classic may be dead, but iPods from the mid-2000s are still a hot issue.

Apple has just prevailed in Oakland federal court. Jurors unanimously decided that Apple did not violate antitrust laws by restricting iPod compatibility to iTunes.

Plaintiffs filed a class-action lawsuit against Apple. They were seeking around $350 million in damages over unfair competition, saying the iTunes restriction allowed Apple to raise prices. Apple argued that they were not required to make the iPod compatible with competing products.

The plaintiffs plan to appeal.


Nina Ulloa covers breaking news, tech, and more. Follow her on Twitter: @nine_u

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