According to reports, the US Justice Department is in the early stages of crafting an antitrust complaint against Apple. The Justice Department is debating whether to file a lawsuit against the American tech titan.
By the end of this year, the lawsuit is anticipated to be filed. In October 2020, Google was sued after the Justice Department started a wide investigation into key digital technology companies to determine whether they participate in anti-competitive behavior.
A new Politico article claims that the US Justice Department is in the preliminary stages of crafting a prospective antitrust complaint against Apple, the American computer behemoth. The department’s antitrust section hopes to launch a lawsuit before the end of the year, according to the article, which also cited a source with firsthand knowledge of the situation.
The US Justice Department has not yet made up its mind about whether to sue Apple.
A wide inquiry into whether major digital technology companies engage in anticompetitive behavior was announced by the US Justice Department in July 2019.
In October 2020, the Justice Department then filed a lawsuit against Google. The $1 trillion (about Rs. 79,95,900 crore) American tech company was charged with using illegal market power to stifle competitors.