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Class-Action Lawsuit Filed against Apple over Locking IPhones to AT&T

Oct 22 2012, 1:09pm CDT | by , in News | Apple

Class-Action Lawsuit Filed against Apple over Locking IPhones to AT&T
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Suit seeks damages and more

A new class-action lawsuit has been filed against Apple in California by to plaintiffs seeking class-action status. The plaintiffs allege that Apple violated certain provisions of the Sherman Act when it made a secret deal with AT&T to be the exclusive data and voice provider for the iPhone for five years from its June 2007 launch.

The suit alleges that AT&T and Apple made this deal forcing users to be with AT&T whether they wanted to or not without user permission or knowledge. The suit is seeking monetary damages and to force Apple to offer software unlock codes on all future devices.

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