Former iTunes Engineer Tells Court Apple Worked to Block Competitors

Former iTunes Engineer Tells Court Apple Worked to Block Competitors

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During an ongoing federal antitrust case Apple is currently facing, a former iTunes engineer testified that he worked on a project that was “intended to block 100% of non-iTunes clients” and “keep out third-party players” that competed with the iPod.

The plaintiffs subpoenaed Rod Schultz, the former engineer, to show that Apple had worked to block any iTunes or iPod competitors. The plaintiffs argue that Apple's action to hurt competition ultimately raising iPod prices from 2006 to 2009.

Schultz testified in an untucked dress shirt and leather jacket, saying he was an unwilling witness. “I did not want to be talking about” his work on iTunes from 2006-2007, part of which was code-named “Candy,” he said.

Schultz, who left Apple in 2008, reiterated Apple's argument that it released many security improvements to iTunes in an effort to protect the user experience. Apple also claimed that record companies forced it to keep the device secure.

Schultz was the final witness in the case. Judge Rogers plans to send the case to the jury for deliberation sometime next week.

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Former iTunes Engineer Tells Court Apple Worked to Block Competitors

shithead - December 16, 2014 at 5:55pm
but yo! can you believe it?? he was wearing an untucked dress shirt and leather jacket?? oh my god
Tim Pink Cook - December 15, 2014 at 4:23pm
Yo iSheeps ( my pink boys ), let's admit the fact here. It's US who is playing catch up game always. Its true that we were ahead of competition until 3GS but after that we simply lost and we had to follow Samsung and other and we still do. We made a Perfect copy of Samsung s2 by making i4, then we wait until they make s3 then we followed with i5 (inbetween we came up with some models, yeah same copy but we added "S" to it, like 4S,5S as we know that it could be sold as long as you guys are there to buy whatever shit we make even if they are same product ). We don't care about technology and other facts cause as long as we can fool the people and make money, we are in game. Then they came up with s5 and we gave an answer with i6 and our version of note was i6 plus. Now we are waiting for their next product, so that we could go ahead with our new product. In between we may come up with some other models with "S" added to it. Don't forget that we copied their watch (though we coudnt make it properly yet and release) and we made our mini tablets from their 7 inch series. All what I want to say, Samsung, we are behind you and we follow you as long as I havey iSheeps with me (and you all know what I like to be behind ;) )
Troll bleeding cock - December 15, 2014 at 6:47pm
Neglected samsheeps, face it! Guess who was winning first off and actually ahead of the competition as usual since the 3gs? Samsung made the ads to convey their jealousy like they are asking for the slurping taste of blaming shit! They wish they would won and realize what failure every galaxy was and that's why it was named like that, raised out of the black hole swallowing their wannabe success. There was a reason Samsung used s after apple used 3gs, and the list goes on from lawsuits that always owned them. Mr. Dung needs apple as their source, that's exactly how their flip(pled)-crippled phones evolved and how s5 got its name thereby resulting in not outselling or outsmarting apple, they know they can't win! No matter how much they attempt they get ahead, you know it sucks to defend for them any longer, now they blame apple for copying when they didn't accept the truth about being sued. Samsung will soon perish like the heart attacked Mr. Dung that couldn't even make a heart sensor shit! This is how rotten soul samsheeps will be raised from here on, ignorant, uneducated, scrawny shits XDXDXDXDXDXDXDXDXDLAWLAWLAWLAWLAWLAWLAWL
peacefully world for all - December 15, 2014 at 2:16am
Why everyone in here have to be angry with each other?!!! apple and samsung did paid for you?!!!! look like we living in the world full of hate,jealous,..!!! if everything we don't like it,just ignore it..!!! keep your mind is free..!!!! peacefull,enjoy life with your family..!!! use your time more useful than go in here,and fight with the other just about the difference point of view..!!!!!
UrGay - December 15, 2014 at 6:07am
F@k00f loser!!
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