Apple actively tried to keep iTunes from iPod competitors’




A former Apple employee has said in court that he had the task to keep active iTunes competitors iPods. Apple is on trial for removing music from iPods a few years ago, in his own words to ensure the user experience.

Apple iTunes logo (75 pix) Rod Schultz worked years ago on a project to ensure that competitors of iTunes no chance to work with the iPod. That said the former employee, who was called as a witness in a lawsuit against Apple. The goal was to block all third-party software, Apple would want to accomplish as’ market dominance, “said Schultz. Codenamed Candy measures were taken to prevent could synchronize competing software with iPod, says Schultz, who according to witnesses had reluctantly The Wall Street Journal.

The explanation is burdensome in the lawsuit against Apple. The company is on trial because it would have used its dominance in the 2006 to 2009 period to keep prices artificially high iPods. In addition, it went so far that the music that was obtained outside of iTunes deleted iPods.

A top executive of Apple said earlier know that iTunes around 2008 ‘totally hacked “was. The company would have the measures to improve security and to ensure the user experience. Because there is music from iPods removed prosecutors want damages. The amount requested amounted to 284 million euros converted, but can be tripled if the judge believes that Apple has impeded competition.

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