Canada's competition watchdog drops Apple probe
Apple Store in Quebec, Canada
Last Friday, Canada's Competition Bureau officially announced that it is closing a two-year investigation into whether Apple had attempted to stifle competition back when it introduced the original iPhone to the country's local markets.
The tech giant was put under scrutiny in December 2014, as the competition watchdog opened a probe to investigate allegations that Apple's Canadian branch had imposed anti-competitive clauses on local carriers in order to force them to sell rival handsets at higher prices. The company was also accused of enforcing restrictions on how carriers could market and sell iPhones in the country.
However, according to the Competition Bureau's latest statement, the antitrust agency did not find any evidence that Apple's policies had a significant effect on competitors: