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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

FAS filed a case against Apple

The Federal Antimonopoly service initiated a case against Apple and a number of affiliated agencies: they are suspected of coordinating the prices of the iPhone in Russia, which is prohibited by law.

photo: Natalia Gubernatorova

As reported on the website of the Service, the reason for the initiation of the case was the complaint of one of the citizens who applied to the Federal Antimonopoly service in connection with the fact that 16 major Resellers of smartphones of the company in October 2015, the prices for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S were the same.

As a result to date of the investigation, according to the FAS, it was found that the price after the new models were, indeed, identical for a certain time. Furthermore, it is also found in relation to other models of smartphones.

Antimonopoly service suggests that this identical value was due to the fact that Apple had imposed Russian firms, their recommended prices as binding.

Read about the desire of the authorities to release a new iPhone in the refrigerator plant.

Case, as specified in the FAS, was opened under part 5 of article 11 of the law on protection of competition.

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