Russia fines Apple $12 mn for 'abusing' dominant position

Russia has imposed a $12.1 million fine on Apple for "abusing" its dominant position in the market by giving preference to its own applications, a government regulator said on Tuesday.

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"Apple was found to have abused its dominant position in the iOS distribution market... which resulted in a competitive advantage for its own products," the Federal Anti-Monopoly Service said in a statement announcing the fine of more than 906 million rubbles.