India’s antitrust agency has received a complaint against Apple requesting that the body look into whether the U.S. smartphone maker violated local competition laws when selling the iPhone 4 to select mobile phone operators, reports “Fox Business” (http://macte.ch/Prx49).
Quoting an unnamed senior official at the country’s Competition Commission, the article says the agency may examine the complaint. However, it’s not necessary for the commission to act on the complaint if no violation was found. Under India’s Competition Act of 2002, the country bars agreements that are “likely to cause an appreciable adverse effect on competition within India.”
“We may examine the complaint to see if it (Apple) is violating any law,” the official told “Fox Business.”