The U.S. Department of Justice has made public an email once sent by Steve Jobs that it says proves Apple engaged in a price-fixing scheme with major publishers to "strip retailers of pricing authority."
The DOJ sued Apple in 2012 on charges of violating U.S. antitrust law. The trial is set to begin June 3. The U.S. cited an email sent by Jobs to former News Corp. CEO James Murdoch.
"Apple's iTunes Store and App Store have over 120 million customers with credit cards on file and have downloaded over 12 billion products," the undated email read. "This is the type of online assets that will be required to scale the e-book business into something that matters to the publishers."