After an almost decade-long fight in federal court, consumer lawyers will ask a jury in Oakland, California, today to find Apple violated antitrust laws by locking customers into iTunes and owes more than $1 billion in damages.
Apple hit a record high market value above $700 billion. Two years ago it stole the crown as the world’s most valuable company. The recent acceleration means that Apple has increased by the equivalent of the next 15 names on that list ranked by market cap. Investors must be asking whether history will repeat itself.