The U.S. government said that Apple was being anti-competitive with it’s Book Store. They also said that Apple had a collision with book publishers jack up prices. The DOJ will take their case to court but not for a long time. This means Apple has almost a year to beef up their case. The case will go to court on June 3, 2013. In an ironic twist Apple says they’re trying to keep the eBook market free from Amazon dominance. Funny, last I looked Apple had a monopoly on digital music. They don’t seem to have a problem with that dominance.
Amazon was selling book at $9.99 which very cheap for books and led to Amazon having a big market share. Just like Apple charged 99 cents for songs and go a big market share. Only difference is that Apple did not have the market and went after it hard and illegally. Steve Jobs was stated as wanting to offer publishers a means to boost prices, and “create a real mainstream e-books market at $12.99 and $14.99.” Apple says it has not conspired to fix prices for e-books. Apple must have a lot of Lawyers on retainer. It seems there are cases against them or by them weekly.