March 15, 2017

"Russia's competition watchdog has found that Apple fixed the prices of certain iPhone models sold in the country."

BBC: The Federal Anti-Monopoly Service (Fas) said that Apple's local subsidiary told 16 retailers to maintain the recommended prices of phones in the iPhone 5 and iPhone 6 families.

'Non-compliance with the pricing guidelines may have led to the termination of contracts, it found.

'Apple has not yet responded to a request for comment.

'At the time of the investigation, Apple denied that it controlled its products' pricing, telling Reuters that resellers "set their own prices for the Apple products they sell in Russia and around the world".

'The regulator said Apple had now ended its price-fixing practices but has not said whether the company faces a fine.'

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