The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case Apple v. Pepper, an antitrust suit placed against the company by a small group of individuals described only as iPhone owners. The lawsuit claims that Apple has created a virtual monopoly around the selling of apps, since they are the largest distributor of apps and take a 30% cut of app sales. Apple’s opponents argue that this eliminates or greatly diminished the possibility for competition and deprives developers of profits they rightfully deserve.

Apple argues that their platform offers the largest app audience in the world, and that as part of their own device’s ecosystem, they have the right to decide which apps can be offered through their service, as well as the right to take a percentage of the app’s sales.