Proposed Consent Agreement In the Matter of Apple Inc. #00009

Submission Number:
00009
Commenter:
Rutter
State:
Ohio
Initiative Name:
Proposed Consent Agreement In the Matter of Apple Inc.
Matter Number:

112 3108

I agree with Commissioner Wright who stated: “The Commission, under the rubric of “unfair acts and practices,” substitutes its own judgment for a private firm’s decisions as to how to design its product to satisfy as many users as possible, and requires a company to revamp an otherwise indisputably legitimate business practice.”I do not believe that the "injury" to the minuscule group of inattentive parent consumers justified a three-year long investigation, a finding of unfairness, or the FTC’s proposed remedy. The public would be better served by increased prosecutorial discretion on the FTC's part.