Apple is looking to dismiss a suit which alleges that the company operates its iOS App Store service as a monopoly.
According to a report from Bloomberg, the company has asked a US Judge to drop the suit, which claims that the tightly-controlled service locks out any alternative application stores and prevents competitive pricing form developers.
Apple argued that developers are free to charge whatever prices they wish for apps sold through its store.
The company is also reportedly facing a similar monopoly suit over its iTunes music service.
Apple's iOS software service has been wildly successful since its introduction in 2008. Last year, the service served up its 25 billionth download. The App Store allows developers to offer their software at the price of their choosing then take 70 per cent of revenues.
The service has also seen its share of controversy, however. Apple has maintained a notoriously tight hold on the service and its approval process. The company's restrictions on what applications can be offered through the service include products which compete directly with Apple's own software.
While no official alternative exists to the App Store, some developers have circumvented Apple's restrictions by offering their software as browser-based applications. Users can also install unapproved software on their iOS devices by running a "jailbreak" procedure.
This is not the first time Apple has gone to court over the App Store. In January, the company lost a case against Amazon over the rights to use the term "App Store" to describe a mobile application service.
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