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Sunday, September 26, 2010

European Commission closes iPhone investigation after Apple policy changes

Earlier this year the European Commission launched two iPhone-related investigations into Apple's business practices. One looked at Apple’s insistence that repairs were only available in the country where an iPhone was bought, while the other concerned Apple's decision that developers could only use Apple’s own programming tools and approved languages when writing iPhone apps.

Apple has recently relaxed its rules for developers and has also introduced cross-border iPhone warranty repair services within Europe. As a result, the European Commission plans to close the investigations into these matters.

European Competition Commissioner Joaquín Almunia said “Apple's response to our preliminary investigations shows that the Commission can use the competition rules to achieve swift results on the market with clear benefits for consumers, without the need to open formal proceedings."

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