Steve Jobs Emails Shown As Evidence In Class Action Law Suit

The class action law suit which could cost Apple $1 billion started yesterday and emails from Steve Jobs were used as evidence to show that Apple apparently abused the marketing leading position they had in the digital music space.

Plaintiffs’ attorney Patrick Coughlin showed an email from 2003 in which Steve Jobs wrote “We need to make sure that when Music Match launches their store, they cannot use iPod”.
In another email from 2005, Steve Jobs simply said “We need to change things here” when he became aware of a Real Player introducing a program which would enable users to buy music anywhere and play them on the iPod.

The attorneys argue that by locking the iPod, Apple was able to charge an unfair high price and it also stopped users from considering music players from other brands when upgrading as they could not move their purchased music with them.

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