Russia is preparing a case against Apple because of the prices on...

Russia is preparing a case against Apple because of the prices on iPhone 7


FAS checks prices on the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

The Federal Antimonopoly service (FAS Russia) check the price of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus in the Russian retail networks. The purpose of the audit was to determine whether the prices of various retailers tracks the coordination of the Apple. About it reports information Agency RIA “Novosti”.

If traces of price coordination will be revealed, that is the price of iPhone 7 in different networks are aligned, the FAS promises to bring an antitrust case against Apple, or add new material in an old case open in connection with price fixing around the iPhone 6s. When new materials are received fine on the old case will increase.

The price of iPhone 7 in Russia

Price analysis will take a month or a little more. While on the FAS asked the Apple scheme of formation of the price of a new model in the Russian market, where iPhone is from p56990 7 and iPhone 7 Plus — from p67990.

Check prices on iPhone 7, went on sale September 23, 2016, conducted by the news Agency TASS. After the inspection, the price of the smartphone has coincided in online stores “Euroset”, “Svyaznoy”, “M. Video” and Media Markt.

The case against Apple

For the first time the FAS has paid attention to the price of the iPhone in February 2016, after a private person referred to the service on this issue. Analysis of prices of iPhone 6s and 6s Plus showed that 16 major retail chains, the cost of these devices has not changed since the start of sales – that is, from September 2015, the number of networks included MTS, M. Video, “Beeline”, “Eldorado”, “Euroset”, “Ozon”, Re:Store, “Svyaznoy”, “MegaFon”, “Hardware”, Media Markt, “Citylink”, “”, DNS, “ion” (“Know-How”) and “Technosila”.

FAS is going to make a case against Apple if it finds price collusion on sales of the iPhone 7