Change in iPhone policies prompts EU to drop investigations
By Jacqui Cheng | Last updated a day ago
The European Commission has dropped not one, but two antitrust investigations into Apple-one for the company's decision to restrict tools used in iOS development, and the other for forcing iPhone users in Europe to return to the country of purchase in order to get warranty repairs. Both of these policies have since been updated since the EU first opened its investigations, and the Commission appears to be pleased with the changes.
The lesser known of the two issues-at least to those outside the EU-concerned iPhone repairs and where, exactly, users could go to get them. Apple said that users who bought iPhones could only get them fixed in the country of purchase, which proved to be a frustrating rule for Europeans on-the-go. (The US equivalent would be if you were restricted to the same state as where you originally bought your iPhone.)