The Questions posed to Apple by the Antitrust Subcommittee are made Public covering Repairs, Google's Search Engine Deal +
Back in July, House lawmakers grilled executives from Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google in a hearing as part of their wide-ranging investigation into big tech companies and the threats they may pose to competition.
Witnesses included Adam Cohen, director of economic policy at Google; Matt Perault, head of global policy development at Facebook; Nate Sutton, associate general counsel of competition at Amazon and Kyle Andeer, vice president of corporate law at Apple.
Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.), chairman of the Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law: "The internet has become increasingly concentrated, less open, and growingly hostile to innovation and entrepreneurship,” adding to a perceived 'kill zone' related to the tech giants that prevents new companies from competing."
Tech executives rebutted those ideas in their written testimony and in answers to lawmakers’ inquiries, arguing that their organizations face robust competition from a variety of entities and that their products and platforms allow other businesses to be successful.
Today we get to see the full questions and answers relating to Apple Inc. specifically. The full copy of the questions from the Honorable David N. Cicilline, Chairman, Subcommittee on Antitrust is provided in the SCRIBD document below, courtesy of Patently Apple.
Some of the topics found in the document include Apple's Safari and why is it the default browser; The App Store and why 16% of the apps required to share revenue with Apple; Apple Pay; How Apple treats competing apps; Why did Apple build its own Maps app to compete with Google; Apple restricts parts to repair shops; How much has Google paid Apple to be the default search engine, and more.