Apple and AT&T Still Tied Up In Class Action Suit
The legal team representing Apple and AT&T failed to convince the court; the class action antitrust lawsuit filed against the two companies last year will go forward, ruled Northern California District Court Judge James Ware.
October 9, 2008
The suit was filed one year ago by Paul Holman and Lucy Rivello and accused Apple of having designed the iPhone in such manner so users wouldn't be able to acquire and run software on the iPhone unless such software was purchased directly from Cupertino company.
AT&T was slapped in the filing as well, because the carrier would not "provide the unlock code for the iPhone for international travel or otherwise."
In conclusion, the two companies "unlawfully agreed that the iPhone would not be unlocked under any circumstances."