Apple has responded to the “price fixing allegations” of U.S. Justice Department (DoJ) against the company earlier this week, by saying that the charges are “simply not true”.
[hana-code-insert name=’StumbleUpon’ /][hana-code-insert name=’Reddit’ /]”The launch of the iBookstore in 2010 fostered innovation and competition, breaking Amazon’s monopolistic grip on the publishing industry,” Tom Neumayr, Apple’s spokeswoman, told.
Tom Neumayr also said that the current pricing of the ebooks are parallel to the Apple’s mobile software store.
“Just as we have allowed developers to set prices on the App Store, publishers set prices on the iBookstore,” she said.
Apple’s response to the officials is same as that of Penguin Group and MacMillan, two of the five publishers named in the lawsuit. However, other three publishers – HarperCollins, Hachette and Simon & Schuster – reached at an agreement with DoJ.
Experts are of the opinion that the government has to made strong statements otherwise it is unlikely to win against Apple.