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Russia’s antimonopoly service initiates iPhone7 price audit — regulator

According to FAS, there are signs of pricing coordination across Russia by iPhone resellers

MOSCOW, October 24. /TASS/. Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service initiated an inspection of iPhone 7 prices and may open a new case against US Apple Corporation or combine it with the older one, press service of the regulator told TASS on Monday.

"We will hold the review during one month or slightly more and will decide according to findings of the review. A new antimonopoly case may be opened or it may be combined with the older one," a press service’s representative said. The analysis of prices has already started, he added.

The regulator has not yet requested information about pricing for new smartphones in Russia.

Apple presented iPhone 7 smartphone in San Francisco on September 7. 

In the US, the new smartphone went on sale on September 16. Russia was one of the first countries where the iPhone went on sale after the US.

The new iPhone is available in two versions - iPhone 7 with a 4.7-inch display and iPhone 7 Plus with a 5.5-inch display. iPhone 7 Plus features a 12-megapixel camera and, unlike iPhone 7, a 12-megapixel telephoto camera that together provide two-time optical zoom and up to 10 times digital. Front camera has the resolution of 7-megapixel. In the "younger" iPhone 7 second lens will be missing.

iPhone 7 is available in five colors - gold, silver, pink and gold, as well as two completely new - a dark matte black and glossy black.

As for the memory of the new device Apple decided to give up variants with 16 and 64 gigabytes. The new devices will have three options 32, 128 and 256 gigabytes of memory.