France’s competition watchdog has today fined iPhone maker Apple €1.1 billion for anti-competitive behaviour in its distribution network and an abuse of economic dependence on its resellers. 

Two of Apple’s wholesalers, Tech Data and Ingram Micro, were fined €63m and €76m respectively, for unlawfully agreeing on prices, the authority said. 

“Apple and its two wholesalers have agreed not to compete with each other and to prevent distributors from competing with each other, thereby sterilising the wholesale market for Apple products,” it said





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