The reason why Russia imposed a millionaire fine on Apple
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The ruling affects the iPhone 6S to the iPhone X.
The tech giant was fined more than $ 12 million by Russian authorities.
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April 27, 2021, 09:22 AM
Russia’s federal competition authorities have imposed a fine of more than 12 million dollars (more than 43 billion pesos) on the tech giant Apple for alleged abuse of dominant position in the applications market.
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“On April 26, 2021, the Russian antitrust service (FAS, in Russian) imposed a fine on Apple’s revenue of 906.3 million rubles for violating antitrust laws,” the agency said in a statement.
The FAS closed the antitrust case against Apple last August after opening it “as a result of a request from Kaspersky Lab JSC,” a Russian cybersecurity company.
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The Russian competition authorities determined that Apple abused its dominant position in the distribution of mobile applications on its iOS operating system through a series of sequential actions that led to a “competitive advantage of its own products and at the same time to a worse distribution conditions for rival products”, such as parental controls.
The FAS has issued an order to Apple to “remove in its documentation provisions that give it the right to reject third-party applications in its technology store for any reason, even if they meet all the requirements,” he explained.
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According to the official agency TASS, Apple disagrees with the decision of the Russian antitrust authorities and will appeal it in due course.
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