Apple accused of passing on iPhone costs to Korean carriers


The South Korean FTC, which like its U.S. counterpart is focused on antitrust issues, is accusing Apple of exploiting wireless providers in South Korea by collecting payments for advertising. The Korea Herald reports today (via Apple Insider) that the agency’s theory is that in the process of collecting ad revenue, Apple Korea is passing certain iPhone related costs on to South Korean carriers.
Both Apple and the Korean FTC appeared at a hearing last week. One FTC investigator testified that “Apple’s involvement in advertising activities cannot be justified as its …

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