Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 22nd Mar 2013 11:08 UTC
Apple "European Union regulators are examining the contracts Apple strikes with cellphone carriers that sell its iPhone for possible antitrust violations after several carriers complained that the deals throttled competition." Well paint me red and call me a girl scout.
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is Apple really that dominant in Europe?
by kristoph on Fri 22nd Mar 2013 14:37 UTC
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This issue has arisen (as an anti-trust concern) because carriers believe they MUST be able to sell the iPhone to remain competitive and they don't like the terms Apple requires of them, especially the smaller carriers apparently.

"Carriers are petrified at the thought of not having the smartphone because it remains a huge hit with the public, driving waves of customers to their stores, especially in the months after the latest models are introduced and heavily advertised."

Apple obviously has this level of control in the US market but I always though it was much weaker in Europe.


PS. Why can't I block quote text from an article?

Edited 2013-03-22 14:42 UTC

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