Russian antitrust authorities have launched legal proceedings against Apple over alleged iPhone price fixing in the country.
According to a report by AFP, the Federal Anti-monopoly Service conducted an investigation into the price of iPhones, which found that “from the start of official sales of iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus in Russia, the majority of resellers set identical prices for them and held them for a certain period”.
It said the resellers were also found to have “prices coinciding” for other iPhone models.
The similar pricing could be “the result of coordination of Russian resellers’ price formation by the Apple group”, said the authorities.
Russia is taking legal action against LLC Apple Rus, Apple Holding B.V., Apple Sales Ireland, Apple Operations International, and Apple Inc following the investigation.