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Apple Facing Possible Antitrust Probe

Apple Facing Possible Antitrust Probe

Apple Facing Possible Antitrust Probe

According to the New York Times, Apple faces a possible antitrust inquiry from the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice over its latest iPhone OS developer program license agreement which bans cross-platform compilers.

Both agencies have received complaints about Apple’s new iPhone policy, according to a person briefed on the matter, who asked to remain anonymous because he was not authorized to speak about it. In such situations, the agencies typically negotiate with each other to determine which one will initiate an inquiry.

However, it seems that nothing has yet been confirmed, so we'll ask you to take this news with a halting grain of salt.

Such discussions do not always lead to an investigation, and an investigation doesn’t necessarily lead to the filing of a complaint against a company.

Antitrust laws seek to ban abusive behavior or anti-competitive practices by a company dominating a market.

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