Oct. 25 (Reuters) – The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has ramped up its two-year antitrust investigation of Apple Inc (AAPL.O) in recent months, increasing the likelihood of a trial, the Information. .
DOJ lawyers have asked Apple, its customers and competitors about how the company maintains tight control over the iPhone, according to the report, citing two people with knowledge of the investigation.
The investigation is very “likely to lead to a trial, although the details are still evolving,” according to the report.
The DOJ declined to comment, while Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Reuters.
Reporting by Noor Zainab Hussain in Bengaluru and Diane Bartz in WASHINGTON; Editing by Aditya Soni
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