Unfortunately, lawyers representing Apple called Justice Meade’s bluff – and threatened to do exactly that. In a statement, lawyers suggested that leaving the UK market could become an unavoidable option for the company due to the “commercially unacceptable” terms.
Marie Demetriou, a lawyer representing Apple, said: “I am not sure that is right. Apple’s position is it should indeed be able to reflect on the terms and decide whether commercially it is right to accept them or to leave the UK market. There may be terms that are set by the court which are just commercially unacceptable.”
Apple could pull out of the UK market, shuttering its retail stores and blocking sales of its best-selling gadgets, including iPhone, iPad, MacBook, AirPods, and more. Not only that, but it could result in huge job losses – the App Store supports some 330,000 people in the UK.
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