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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RE[2]: big sigh
by jared_wilkes on Fri 22nd Mar 2013 19:34 UTC in reply to "RE: big sigh"
jared_wilkes
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(a) standard practice. Better clients get better treatment.

(b) that's your personal presumption. The small regional and MNVO carriers in the US certainly have similar terms.

(c) nonsense. Apple is unlikely to have more than 30% market share in a single European market. To say that Apple is so desirable that they can't not do business with them, but that doing business with Apple is so onerous that it prevents them from doing business with other clients is wanting to have your cake and eat it too ... and simply not supported by reality.

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