After Mark Zuckerberg’s harsh pronouncement against Apple during a Facebook conference, sources confirmed on Friday that the social network is preparing for a legal battle against the iPhone company.
This is because Facebook has already hired several external legal experts and everything indicates that the antitrust lawsuit can be opened at any time. According to those who already had access to the content of the petition, the text should question the new privacy policies of iOS 14.
However, the social network should also take the opportunity to report other practices considered abusive by Apple. Among them, the rule that prevents third-party applications from becoming the default messenger on the iPhone.
In addition to preparing for this antitrust case, Facebook has also been working to get support from small developers and other Silicon Valley giants. That is, the action of the social network will probably receive support from Epic Games, Spotify, and apps that have been fighting with Apple for some time.
It is worth remembering that Apple, Google and even Facebook are already at the center of the priorities of the United States antitrust committee. The most curious point is that the Cupertino giant is already accused of a monopoly in its software, while the social network responds by preventing competition in the online advertising market .
For now, despite the leaks, we still don’t know whether Facebook will really appeal to legal channels in order to defend its interests on iOS.