A federal judge in Delaware on Friday dismissed a developer's lawsuit against Apple Inc. , ruling Blix Inc.'s suit failed to demonstrate how Apple harmed competition in the mobile operating system market by requiring developers to offer an Apple-specific log-in function. "Apple's current policy of requiring Sign In With Apple whenever any SSO [single sign-on] product is offered permits new competitors and competition (including Blix) because it does not foreclose the use of other SSOs. Allowing competition is the opposite of unlawfully constraining competition, so, again, Blix has failed to state a claim," U.S. District Judge Leonard P. Stark said in his decision. "Blix, a member of the Coalition for App Fairness and frequent complainer to press and regulators, alleged false conspiracy theories and anti-competitive claims against Apple," Apple said of the decision. "The court correctly rejected these claims and threw out Blix's case. This case demonstrates that Apple has consistently acted legally by introducing its own innovative products and features that promote competition." Blix was not immediately available for comment.
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