Apple made news a few years ago by conspiring with major publishing houses to fix prices for all E-book sales. Last spring, most of those involves settled a U.S. antitrust case by agreeing not to set minimum prices for the sales of E-books. Antitrust regulators in the EU have now reached a similar deal.
Apple and major E-book publishers have agreed to allow retailers to set their own prices, and allow them to offer discounts - at least for the next couple of years.
While this is a good first step, there's a caveat. In both settlements, their promise to not conspire to price-fix is temporary. US and EU regulators are likely to have to restart their anti-trust probes and lawsuits in a few years.
Source - Amazon Trumps Apple In E-book Battle, OnlineMediaDaily