Apple has responded to claims by the FAS to the price of the iPhone

Apple in response to the suspicions of the Federal Antimonopoly service (FAS) of Russia in coordination of prices on iPhone on the Russian market, said that Resellers set their own prices for selling their products to Apple.

“Resellers set their own prices on Apple products they sell in Russia and around the world,” said Apple in “RIA Novosti”.

Before the press service of the FAS reported about initiation of proceedings about the violation of the law on protection of competition in respect of a group of persons consisting of Apple Inc., OOO “eppl Rus”, Apple Holding B. V., Apple Sales Ireland Apple Operations International. Claims offices related to the price of the iPhone from Russian Resellers.

The reason for the initiation of the case was an appeal of a citizen who noticed that 16 of the Russian Resellers have set the same prices for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, clarified the FAS. Among these Resellers in circulation was called MTS, “Beeline”, Re: Store, “Svyaznoy”, “MegaFon”, “Euroset”, “Citylink”, “M. Video”, “Eldorado”, OZON, Ulmart, Media Markt, Fridge.<url>”, DNS, ION (Know-How) and “Technosila”.

The investigation FAS revealed that since the beginning of sales in Russia iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus in October last year, the majority of the Russian Resellers have installed on these smartphones the same price, and then kept them for “some time”.

In addition to the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, the FAS found the same prices on other models of Apple, said the Agency.

Themselves Resellers said on Monday that set the price of the iPhone, considering “many factors”, including market conditions, the dynamics of sales and marketing activity of companies.