The DOJ is reportedly planning to initiate a lawsuit against Apple, alleging antitrust violations connected to restrictions on hardware and software compatibility with iPhones. The specific details of the charges remain undisclosed, but concerns include Apple’s control over how third-party devices interact with iPhone components. The case brings to light broader issues of interoperability and competition, evidenced by complaints from companies like Tile regarding restricted access for development, and consumer appeals for better cross-platform compatibility between Apple and non-Apple devices. Apple has indicated a willingness to adopt new technologies to enhance compatibility, especially in messaging between iPhone and Android users.

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