Federal Court of Canada orders Apple to turn over documents in antitrust probe

Canada's Federal Court has ordered Apple to give documents to the Canadian Competition Bureau, which is looking into the possibility that Apple unfairly used its market position to increase iPhone sales. The Bureau thinks that agreements between carriers and Apple may have harmed competition by encouraging certain price controls on rival devices,.

According to Reuters:

In seeking the order, the Competition Bureau had said agreements Apple negotiated with wireless carriers may have cut into competition by encouraging the companies to maintain or boost the price of rival phones.

Details on the investigation emerged this week showing that the bureau was investigating whether Apple's agreements discouraged carriers from reducing the prices of competing phones, or encouraged them to raise those prices.

Source: Reuters

Joseph Keller

Joseph Keller is the former Editor in Chief of iMore. An Apple user for almost 20 years, he spends his time learning the ins and outs of iOS and macOS, always finding ways of getting the most out of his iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.

  • The Fandroid army is always hammering away at the fact that the iPhone has only 11.x% worlwide market share and that it is losing market share all the time. So how can a minor player like Apple be anti-competitive? Apple forced carriers to raise the prices of competing phones? Really? It sounds to me like sour grapes were used to complain to the Canadian Competition Bureau.
  • True.. Canadians can't think for themselves... Right, Rene? Posted via the iMore App for Android
  • You are a little bit stupid, no? Global market share != local market share or influence. Seriously. Yes, Apple is a niche player, but not in the North America.
  • And also not in the UK. Sent from the iMore App
  • And not in the UK either. Sent from the iMore App