European Commission to Investigate AppleAdded: Thursday, April 11th, 2013
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The software giant runs a risk to be held under the EC scrutiny over its practices selling the iPad and iPhone – this is if a group of unnamed phone operators succeed in their attempt.
European telecom companies are urging the European Commission to start an antitrust investigation to look into the contracts between Apple and operators, complaining that the Apple’s contracts are too strict. Nevertheless, Commissioner Joaquin Almunia decided that there is not yet a formal investigation. Actually, the terms of the contracts are quite blurry, so in case an investigation starts, telcos are likely to get some clarity about the concerns. It is alleged that the software giant demands a certain level of subsidies and marketing for the iPhone.
In response, an Apple representative claimed in the interview that their contracts fully comply with local legislation in any region they do business, including the European Union. In the meantime, it is not the first time that Apple is under the scrutiny of the pesky European Commission. Back in 2012, EC had to drop a case against Apple and a number of other publishers over allegations of ebook price fixing. In addition, Apple has run afoul of other watchdogs – for example, in Belgium it was accused of promoting AppleCare without acknowledging existing European consumer legislation.
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Thursday, April 11th, 2013
|apple doesn't care, if they didm they wouldn't be funding the chinese military.|
|European Commission to Investigate eating into Apple|
profits to fill their own greedy pocket's.
|They may be money hungry (they all are) but they do make the best products.|
|posted by (2013-04-12 11:36:07)|
|don't own anything made by crapple hate the software hate macs wouldn't have one as a gift|
|Tried putting a song on an Ipod once for a mate, gave up. Itunes is probably the worse piece of software I've ever had the misfortune to try and use. My cheap MP3 was just drag and drop, took the time it took my PC to copy the file.|
How did Ipods become so popular when they were saddled with with Itunes?
Never touched an Apple product since. Maybe I just wasn't user savvy enough but just couldn't get my head around Itunes and Ipods.
Not used Windows 8 but at least Microsoft is intuitive, ish?
|posted by (2013-04-13 11:25:36)|
@drnev64 if you don't own any of there products, you have no way of knowing that they are better then the crap you use.
@DiggerBarnes I agree itunes has become bloatware but the lack of drag and drop is the music industry putting copy write restrictions on apple.
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