Apple Is ‘Its Own Worst Enemy,' Says U.S. Antitrust Monitor
Apple is "its own worst enemy," says a court-appointed monitor whom the company continues to impede.
After it was confirmed that Apple conspired with at least five major book publishers to up ebook prices and keep competitors such as Amazon at bay from the industry, U.S. District Judge Denise Cote assigned former U.S. Justice Department Inspector General Michael Bromwich with the task to monitor the internal antitrust policies of the Cupertino firm. Cote's findings stood their ground in court. Apple was fined for $450 million, and the company still denies involvement and maintains innocence.