Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers accepted a petition from Apple that wanted to dismiss the complaint of Jay Freeman, the creator of Cydia. Whoever is better known as Saurik attacked the iPhone maker in December 2020.
Complaint dismissed for Cydia’s dad regarding Apple
At the time of the complaint, Cydia’s dad accused Apple of having a monopoly and anti-competitive practices with the App Store knowing that it is the only way to distribute iOS applications. He also claimed that Apple has done everything to put an end to alternative stores, like Cydia.
For those who don’t know, Cydia is a utility for jailbroken iPhones and iPads. It allows you to install tweaks, themes and more. It is also possible to have iOS applications, especially with tweaks that allow the installation of any application, even if it does not come from the App Store. Suffice to say that this point greatly disturbs Apple. Cydia was born in 2008, even before Apple launched its App Store.
Jay Freeman believed in his complaint that Cydia was the “First complete solution” to have a real experience of his iPhone, just as he ensured that it was “The App Store before the App Store”. The most picky will point out that there was Installer.app before Cydia.
All is not lost for Jay Freeman, however. Indeed, the judge authorizes him to modify his complaint if he wishes so that the case can potentially be relaunched. The deadline is January 19. Apple will have to respond by February 2 in the event of further Saurik action.