France sat on the agenda with the Apple penalty . While a new one was added to the penalties received by the company, the height of the amount given attracted attention. According to French institutions, Apple achieved commercial domination by illegal means.
Apple had previously received copyright and competition fines from many parts of the world. Sometimes, it was revealed that the company infringed copyright. In addition, Apple shares had a great decrease in the stock market fluctuation in the previous days.
News continues that Apple is preventing competition and establishing a monopoly. This result was reached as a result of the research conducted in France . For this reason, Apple relationship with supplier companies Tech Data and Ingram Micro was shown. As a result of the research, it was determined that Apple 's agreement in these companies prevented the competition.
According to a clause in the agreement, suppliers can only sell the specified products to Apple . According to France , this eliminates the opportunity equality and only allows Apple to develop commercially.
Therefore, France fined Apple 1.1 billion euros . This amount was recorded as the highest punishment in France . Before this penalty, France had given Apple a penalty of 25 million euros due to the rapid decline in battery performance.