Apple did not pay a South Korean retailers for advertising and iPhone repair

In South Korea, the fair trade Commission fined Apple is ready for what she laid a large part of the advertising costs and repair smartphones for local sellers. This was reported by the website Appleinsider.
According to the testimony of South Korean retailers, in November 2017, they started to show advertising videos of Apple iPhone with 8 and X on local television. While all the costs fall on merchants. Instead, Apple has allowed them to add their own logo at the end of the video. The operators complained that Apple is practically not compensated for the costs for repair smartphones. The company has also set minimum quotas for the purchase of devices and forbade the repair firms to sue in court within one year after any incident.

This is not the first case where a South Korean distributor of “Apple” is in conflict with the local authorities. On the day of the start of sales of iPhone X, in the company’s office were searched and interviews. The investigators were interested in Apple’s business connections, contracts and practice in negotiations.

While Apple is often accused of unfair dealings with sellers. In 2013, the government of Taiwan has fined Apple $ 670 thousand for the intervention in the pricing policy of operators. In 2016, the Antimonopoly Committee of France has demanded Apple to pay $ 55 million for violation of antitrust laws. In October 2017, the FAS initiated an investigation after complaints of Russian consumers to the high price of the iPhone 8 and iPhone X.

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Clifton Nichols

Clifton Nichols

Hi! I’m Clifton and I am a full-stack engineer with a passion for building performant and scalable applications that are beautiful and easy to use.

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