The Competition Commission of Taiwan has issued a fine of $ 667,000 against Apple in amount (about half a million euros) for the operators agree with the price of its two models of mobile, iPhone and iPhone 5S 5C.
According to local media reports, Apple dealt directly with Chunghwa Telecom, the dominant operator in China, Taiwan Mobile FarEasTone for business and the price they would have their equipment on three-year contracts to stay with these operators.
The Wall Street Journal has not had any response from Apple, but the Asian Committee: “Through emails between Apple and these three operators have found that companies supeditan pricing plans for Apple, which approves and before they go to market. ” The Cupertino company has the option to appeal the decision.
Not the first time that the body takes a similar measure, but it is more fine amount. Penalized this year with $ 10,389 (7,587 euros) to Samsung for advertising bit adjusted to the reality of its Galaxy Y Duos model.
The Korean manufacturer also had to face a fine of $ 341,333 (248,563 euros) to promote and pay who made negative comments on websites and Internet blogs about HTC mobiles.