(Reuters) – The U.S. Division of Justice (DOJ) has accelerated its two-year-old antitrust probe on Apple Inc within the final a number of months, rising the probability of a lawsuit, the Info reported on Monday.
Legal professionals for the DOJ have requested Apple, its clients and opponents questions on how the corporate maintains its strict management over the iPhone, the report mentioned, citing two individuals with information of the investigation.
The investigation could be very “more likely to result in a lawsuit, although the specifics are nonetheless in flux,” in keeping with the report.
The DOJ declined to remark, whereas Apple didn’t instantly reply to a Reuters request for remark.
(Reporting by Noor Zainab Hussain in Bengaluru and Diane Bartz in WASHINGTON; Enhancing by Aditya Soni)