Apple-Amazon ‘complaints’ over price fixing of iPhone and iPad
Apple has been sued again. This time, it is suspected of price fixing with Amazon. The complainant raised suspicions that he limited discounts on smartphones and tablets.
According to Nine to Five Mac in the U.S. on the 9th (local time), Apple and Amazon were involved in a consumer class action lawsuit.
It took issue with the 2019 contract between Apple-Amazon in 2019. Apple opened an official store at Amazon under the contract. The store offered a 10 percent discount on Apple products.
“This contract reduced 98% of Apple’s 600 product stores from Amazon,” the lawsuit said. “The missing stores sold most of Apple’s products at a 20% discount, so Apple and Amazon raised their purchase prices by 10 percent.”
Meanwhile, the lawsuit is led by Hagen-Burman Law Firm. The law firm won a lawsuit against Apple for price fixing of e-books in 2013. In 2019, Apple filed a lawsuit against Apple and the App Store to create a developer support fund.