“The U.S. Justice Department has determined that Apple Inc has implemented significant improvements to its antitrust compliance program and that a court-appointed monitor’s term does not need extended, according to a court filing,” Nate Raymond reports for Reuters.

“The Justice Department in a letter filed late Monday in Manhattan federal court said its recommendation was despite Apple’s ‘challenging relationship’ with Michael Bromwich, who was named monitor after the iPad maker was found liable for conspiring to raise e-book price,” Raymond reports. “The Justice Department said its decision to not recommend extending the monitorship beyond its two-year term was ‘not an easy one,’ as Apple ‘never embraced a cooperative working relationship with the monitor.'”

“In the joint-letter to U.S. District Judge Denise Cote, Apple acknowledged its relationship with Bromwich was ‘rocky at times,’ but said it would continue to comply with its obligations,” Raymond reports. “Bromwich, a former U.S. Justice Department inspector general whose relationship with Apple has been strained from the outset, was named in October 2013 by Cote after she found Apple liable in a civil antitrust case brought by the Justice Department… Apple is considering whether to appeal that decision to the U.S. Supreme Court.”

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MacDailyNews Take: The little troll was never necessary. A stupid chapter finally ends.

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