The European Commission closes antitrust investigations in the mobile phone sector (Apple iPhone)

Brussels on the phone: the iPhone and competition policy* At the end of September, the press reported briefly on the understanding reached between Apple and the European Commission. According to these reports, Apple has agreed to ending two alleged anticompetitive practices in relation to one of its flagship products, the iPhone: Apple will enable the owners of an iPhone purchased in one EU Member State to submit it for repair in any other Member State. In addition, Apple will allow companies that develop applications for the iPhone to use tools that enable these applications to be used in competitors’ products. The purpose of the first of these commitments is to ensure that Apple is not able to segment the common market by charging substantially different prices for the iPhone in

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Jorge Padilla, The European Commission closes antitrust investigations in the mobile phone sector (Apple iPhone), 25 September 2010, e-Competitions Bulletin IT & Dominance, Art. N° 35245

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