EC questions Apple iPhone sales tactics - report

Monday 27 May 2013 | 09:08 CET | News
The European Commission is investigating whether Apple is muscling out rival smartphone makers from the market with anti-competitive iPhone sales tactics and technical restrictions on the handset, according to documents seen by the Financial Times. According to a questionnaire sent to several EU mobile operators, the Commission's probe is focusing on distribution terms. The inquiry was prompted by complaints from mobile operators and remains at a preliminary stage. Before launching a formal probe, the commission will need to be confident that Apple is dominant in the EU smartphone market.

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Companies: Apple / European Commission
Countries: Europe
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