In 2016, Apple was accused of abusing its dominant position in the South Korean market. Now, almost five years later, Apple Korea and the South Korean government have reached an agreement whereby Apple is to spend KRW 100 billion ($ 89.6 million) in the country to help small businesses. , education and consumers.
In the antitrust case, Apple was found guilty of forcing operators to buy minimal devices, share the cost of repairs with Apple, and even pay for TV commercials for iPhones.
Now the company will invest KRW 40 billion in building research and development centers for local small businesses, KRW 25 billion for 10% off iPhone repairs, KRW 25 billion in a developer education center ICT and KRW 10 billion in the education system.