Washington Post Highlights AAI Brief In Standing Debate in Supreme Court App Store Case

AAI’s support of consumer standing, as detailed in the Apple v. Pepper amicus brief, was highlighted in the Washington Post story iPhone users are taking on Apple’s App Store at the Supreme Court. Here’s what it means:

“Even supposing that consumers were the direct purchasers and eligible to sue, the U.S. government said in a filing, it would be hard to determine whether app developers’ prices would be lower without the commission.

But antitrust experts and supporters of the class-action suit say that Apple’s control over the iOS ecosystem makes it a “distribution monopolist.” It isn’t appropriate to think of Apple merely as a disinterested outsider working for app developers, the American Antitrust Institute said in its own brief.”