Friday September 23, 2016

Japan's Antitrust Watchdog Considers Action Against Apple

You have to admit that Apple has some balls. When Reuters asked about these antitrust concerns, Apple simply forwarded a link to a two month old FTC report saying that it has "created or supports 715,000 jobs in Japan" and gave no further comment.

In a report published last month, Japan's Fair Trade Commission (FTC) said that NTT Docomo, KDDI Corp and Softbank Group were refusing to sell older surplus iPhone models to third party retailers, thereby hobbling smaller competitors. Apple was not named in that report, but two senior government sources told Reuters that regulators were also focusing on Apple's supply agreements with all three carriers.