Moscow. 22 Nov. The Federal Antimonopoly service (FAS) of the Russian Federation, suspecting Apple to coordinate prices for the iPhone, examine pricing and its competitor, Korea’s Samsung.
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“Made requests of materials (at retail prices on Samsung smartphones)”, – reported in a press-service FAS.
The case against OOO “eppl Rus”, Apple Holding B. V., Apple Sales Ireland Apple Operations International and Apple Inc. The FAS initiated in August. The Agency has detected signs of coordination of pricing for the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus networks in 16 Russian retailers. The investigation FAS revealed that from the beginning of official sales of iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus in Russia the majority of Resellers established for them the same prices and kept them for some time. In addition, the service established the convergence of retailers and prices for other models of smartphones Apple.
Apple denied the accusation of the FAS, stating that the Resellers set their own prices for the products of the American company.
If Apple are found guilty, they could face a fine in accordance with article 14.32 of the administrative code for coordination of economic activities – from 1 to 5 million rubles.