Why is Apple being sued over iPhone in US? Tech & Science Daily podcast

Apple is facing a US government lawsuit (PA Archive)
Apple is facing a US government lawsuit (PA Archive)

Apple is facing a US government lawsuit accusing the tech giant of creating an illegal monopoly that stifles competition for the iPhone.

Examples cited by the Justice Department include the lack of compatibility between iMessage and other tech ecosystems, and iPhone users being limited to the iOS Wallet app for payments.

The tech giant says it will fight the case, and that its gadgets “set Apple products apart in fiercely competitive markets”.

Plus, a study led by University of Birmingham PhD student Farzaneh Goli examines how a simple peg-in-the-hole test for robots could streamline reconditioning EV batteries on production line goods by improving robots’ accuracy and compliance.

Goli, whose research paper has been published by the Royal Society, explains how the test helps improve droids’ dexterity and accuracy during the disassembly process.

Scientists from the Francis Crick Institute, University College London and Oxford University are developing a lung cancer a vaccine that activates the immune system to kill diseased cells.

Clinical trials are planned if the vaccine is shown in lab tests to trigger an immune response.

A transplant patient is said to be recovering well and is ready for hospital discharge after receiving a pig’s kidney in the first operation of its kind.

The organ was genetically modified in a bid to reduce the risk that it would be rejected by 62-year-old Rick Slayman’s body, in a four-hour procedure at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Also in this episode, UN approves safeguards for AI, microplastics found at a Roman dig and why drivers want their buttons back.

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