Netease technology news on July 24, according to foreign media reports, the technical supervision organization found that the leaked documents show that several states in the United States are investigating Apples possible consumer fraud, although the details are not clear.
Apple has been subject to antitrust scrutiny in the United States and Europe, and has been the focus of consumer protection organizations in recent years. According to the latest leaked documents, the Attorney General of Texas may sue apple for violating the states fraudulent trade practices act. The complaint is similar to the current investigation in several states.
The investigation was initially initiated by the consumer protection department (CPD) of the attorney generals office of Texas, which will initiate enforcement proceedings if violations are found, the document said.
It is not clear what the basis of the charges is, and Texass consumer protection law prohibits policies that are considered false, deceptive or misleading.
Tim Cook, Apples chief executive, will testify on July 27 at the House Judiciary Committee hearing, an important part of the investigation into the market dominance of large technology companies.
Apple has faced a number of class action lawsuits against consumers, accusing them of cheating them in reducing the performance of their aging iPhones. The company agreed to pay up to $500m to close a lawsuit of this kind earlier this year.
Apple also faces other lawsuits, accusing it of knowing and concealing the fact that the butterfly keyboard on its MacBook laptop is prone to malfunction.
A spokesman for the Texas attorney generals office said that, given internal policy, we cannot comment on, confirm or deny any potential or ongoing investigation.. Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment. (small)
Source: Qiao JunJing, editor in charge of Netease science and Technology Report_ NBJ11279