EU Drops Probes Into Apple's IPhone Policies

Law360, New York (September 27, 2010, 2:47 PM EDT) -- European competition regulators have decided to drop preliminary antitrust probes into Apple Inc.'s iPhone business practices in the wake of two key policy changes by the technology giant.

In a statement released Saturday confirming that the investigations were being closed, European Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia said he welcomed Apple's policy changes allowing for cross-border iPhone warranty repair services and permitting developers more flexibility when creating iPhone applications.

“Apple's response to our preliminary investigations shows that the commission can use the competition rules to achieve swift results...
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