Here's the Justice Department's case against Apple
The Department of Justice has posted its opening statements against Apple as the two head to trial over alleged e-book price fixing.
The Department of Justice has just released the 81-slide deck of its opening statements against Apple, as the two sides begin their first day in court.
The trial, which is expected to run about three weeks, kicked off Monday with opening statements from both sides. The DOJ says Apple colluded with publishers ahead of the 2010 launch of the iPad and iBookstore to raise prices on e-books. Apple is the staunch holdout among the others that the DOJ originally named in its complaint, but that have since settled.
Included in the slide deck are numerous e-mails between executives, pullouts from Walter Isaacson's biography of late Apple CEO Steve Jobs, before and after sales charts, and explanations of how the publishing industry works. Though much of it has been seen in document dumps leading up to the trial, the presentation is a simple primer on what the Justice Department believes to be the most compelling evidence, and narrative of Apple's actions.
Up after the DOJ is Apple, which last week noted that it was offered a settlement in the case, but turned it down. "We're not going to sign something that says we did something that we didn't do, so we're going to fight," Apple CEO Cookduring an interview at the D11 conference on last week.
You can peruse the whole deck below: