What you need to know
- Apple is facing another antitrust probe, this time in Japan.
- The FTC is investigating Apple and Google's dominance of the smartphone operating system market.
- It's over claims both users their dominance in the market to eliminate competition and limit options for consumers.
Nikkei Asia reports:
The FTC is set to compile a report as to why competition in the OS market remains static, including itemized anticompetitive behavior and any possible breaches of Japan's anti-monopoly laws. According to the report, iOS commands a 70% share of the smartphone market in Japan, with Google and Android taking the other 30%.
It is one of a number of antitrust battles Apple faces in multiple geographies. A recent report indicates the EU is set to charge Apple over anti-competitive practices relating to Apple Pay. From a Wednesday report:
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