Why Apple Says It Blocked Competitors' Music
As the class-action suit against Apple carries on, details emerge about how the company allegedly tried to sabotage iTunes competitors.By Sebastian Martinez | December 4, 2014
Apple was so desperate to discourage competition it went as far as secretly deleting music bought from iTunes competitors off people's iPods.
That's the latest allegation to come out of a class-action suit against the tech giant, in which the plaintiffs claim the company actively tried to sabotage its competitors. (Video via Apple)
The suit alleges Apple would give users an error message if they had music from another digital store in their library. Its software would prompt users to restore factory settings, getting rid of the music in the process.