Apple spokesman Tom Neumayr has provided AllThingsD’s Peter Kafka with the following attempt regarding the U.S. DOJ’s decision to file antitrust charges against Apple and major book publishers:

The DOJ’s accusation of collusion against Apple is simply not true. The launch of the iBookstore in 2010 fostered innovation and competition, breaking Amazon’s monopolistic grip on the publishing industry. Since then customers have benefited from eBooks that are more interactive and engaging. Just as we’ve allowed developers to set prices on the App Store, publishers set prices on the iBookstore.

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