France Investigates Apple Contracts With Telcos

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by 5min Tech

France's finance ministry is investigating the conditions that Apple imposes on mobile operators that sell its smartphones, according to French media BFMTV. An administrative body known as the DGCCRF, which is tasked with consumer protection and assuring competition, is looking into a variety of clauses in Apple's contracts with mobile operators, including sales volume requirements, advertising restrictions, and commissions given to sales staff.