According to the case, which goes all the way back in 2012, Apple has in co-operation with the two distribution companies, has used its position of strength in order to control the prices of their products.
"for Apple, and one of their two distribution companies have agreed not to compete with each other, and thus have prevented the dealers from having to compete with other retailers, and are thus sterilized, the market for Apple's products," says Ms de Silva, the president of the French competition authority, Autorité de la concurrence, in a press release.
a million – the equivalent of almost 11 billion, the largest fine that the agency has issued in the antikonkurrensmål.
" the Decision by the French competition authority is disappointing, writes Apple in a press release. The company adds that the decision will be appealed.
as well as the distribution companies-Tech Data and Ingram Micro are fined with more than 76% and 63 millions of euro.
in a short period of time, which is issued by the French competition authority in the us, techbolag. 2019 was fined Google for having abused its dominant market position to, among other things, by the application of a non-transparent rules for advertising services.
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