If there’s one thing about Apple is that they are consistent with the pricing of their products. If one were to hop on over to an Apple retail store or online website, you will realize that the prices of their iPhones, iPads, and Mac computers are more or less the same compared to other countries, with slight differences either due to currency conversion or taxes, but at the end of the day, the prices are too wildly different. It makes for a pretty fair scenario but over in Taiwan, it seems that the commission for the Fair Trade Act is not too pleased with how Apple is meddling with the prices in the country.
According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, the FTC claims that retailers and carriers who have been given the right to sell Apple’s iPhone, should be able to sell them at whatever prices they want after paying Apple for said rights, although this upset seems to be directed towards the iPhone only as the rest of Apple’s other products were not mentioned. The report goes on to state that the carriers had to submit pricing plans to Apple for approval before their iPhones were able to be sold. It is because of this alleged meddling that Apple is currently facing a $670,000 fine which they can appeal if they choose, but if they were to ignore the fine, it is possible that the fine would then be increased.
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