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Aug 14, 2016

Russia Charges U.S. Tech Giant Apple With Fixing Prices For iPhones

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This is interesting. Russia has gone already after Google over an anti-trust situation over Android. Now Apple. Wonder who is next? Meantime, China is refusing US tech and companies in many areas of its industry over US involvement of the S. China Sea decisions handed down by a tribunal at The Hague. And, everyone knows about the new partnership in the recent months between China and Russia. Looks like US largest GDP producer is battling on many fronts.


Russian antitrust authorities charged U.S. tech giant Apple on August 8 with fixing the retail prices for iPhones in the country.

The Federal Antimonopoly Service said its investigation “showed that from the start of official sales of iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus in Russia, the majority of resellers set identical prices for them and held them for a certain period.”

It said resellers’ prices also coincide for other iPhone models. It named 16 retailers, including Russia’s Vimpelcom and Apple’s official online store, that allegedly take part in price fixing that it said was “coordinated” by the Apple group.

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