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France Probes Apple’s Contracts With Mobile Operators

Published on September 25, 2013
by Sam Schechner

French authorities are probing Apple Inc.’s contracts with mobile operators in France, according to a person familiar with the matter, the latest move by European governments to ramp up pressure on largely U.S.-based tech firms.

An administrative authority that falls under the French finance ministry is investigating the terms of contracts between cellphone suppliers and French phone operators for the sale of devices such as the iPhone, the person said, just days after two new models of the device went on sale, leading to long lines and heavy demand among French consumers.

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