Pocketnow Daily: Apple and Amazon’s Deal could be ILLEGAL?! (video)

Best Buy 3-day sale discounts new MacBook Air, Amazon devices back to Prime Day pricing

Deals. Best Buy just started a new 3 Day Sale with discounts on the new MacBook Air, Amazon Echo devices and more gadgets. They are dropping $100 off the MacBook Air’s price leaving it under a $1000. The Second Generation Echo Show is down to $160 from its regular $230 price tag, amongst other deals.

According to DigiTimes, Apple is working on new MacBooks with 5G cellular connectivity for as soon as next year. According to them Lenovo, Dell and HP will introduce the first 5G laptops in the second half of 2019 and Apple’s will happen in the second half of 2020. The MacBook’s design seems to be ready, and it will achieve better connectivity with a ceramic antenna board which surely will rise up prices.

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Apple-Amazon deal may be illegal, is being investigated by the FTC

The FTC is currently carrying out an anti-trust investigation on Apple and Amazon for the deal they achieved last year for Apple to sell products directly on Amazon. The deal was pitched as making more Apple products available on Amazon and fight counterfeit sellers, however they cut a lot of third-party sellers out of the loop. The only authorized resellers that are able to sell Apple products on Amazon are now the ones who handle over $10M in Apple products, which eliminates a lot of small businesses. According to an anti-trust expert the deal is basically price-fixing between a dominant retailer and the brand, which is illegal. The FTC is approaching the smaller retailers to conduct their investigation.

 


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