Last year, Apple was ordered to pay a sum of 13 euros ($14.5 ) plus interest after the European Commission said illegally slashed the iPhone ’s bill. “But was rather slow to collecting that cash, which led the Commission to refer the Irish government to the European Court of Justice in October due to ’s non-compliance with the 2016 ruling,” reports Engadget. “However, the Wall Street Journal reports today that the country will finally start collecting those owed Apple and it may start doing so early next year.” From the report:
Both Apple and Ireland have fought back against the ruling — Ireland has said that the European Union overstepped its authority and got some of the country’s laws wrong while Apple has maintained that the amount it’s being told to repay was miscalculated. Both are continuing to appeal the decision and the money will in an escrow fund while they do so. Ireland has said that negotiating the terms of that fund is what has held up its collection of the money but the European Commission said that the action it has taken against Ireland for failing to follow the 2016 ruling will proceed until the money is collected in full.

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