While Apple is gearing up to unveil the 10th-anniversary edition iPhone 8, the company has also made a last-minute appeal with the FCC for a strong set of Net Neutrality rules. The Cupertino company is the largest company in the world in terms of market capitalization. It does not get itself involved in policy debates happening in Washington.

However, this time it has made an exception and filed comments with the FCC. Apple has opposed loosening net neutrality restrictions, allowing Internet Service Providers (ISPs) unbound power to charge companies for speedier access to consumers.

In short, the company has opposed “Paid Prioritization” as it may lead to the creation of paid fast lanes on the Internet.

ISPs could play spoilsport, thwart competition

If the ban is lifted on Paid Prioritization, this will enable ISPs to transmit content or services of one provider over another. They may also prioritize their content over others. This could change the Internet we know of today. Loosening of restrictions could lead to a widespread negative impact on innovation, competition, and consumers in general.

Repealing Title II to weaken net neutrality?

According to Variety, now that Apple has finally broken its silence on the issue, this will likely attract immense public interest. If FCC repeals Title II, things can get pretty interesting.

However, Apple has said that it has no problem trying out alternative sources of legal authority, as long as, the body provides legally sustainable, enforceable and strong protections.

Apple did not weigh in on Title II. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai put up a proposal for public comment in May to roll back the authority’s designation as Title II communications service.

Advocates of net neutrality believe that repealing Title II could jeopardize FCC’s authority and weaken net neutrality.

More Apple iPhone 8 leaks

Meanwhile, Apple fans are eagerly waiting for the iPhone 8, though they are keeping their fingers crossed as regards the price of the upcoming smartphone. Latest reports suggest that the 5.8-inch iPhone 8 will be 54 percent more expensive than the iPhone 7.

If that is the case, the rumored 6.46-inch variant could have a starting price of $1,200. It could then be Apple’s biggest ever iPhone up till now.

However, the 6.46-inch Plus version may not arrive until 2018, according to ET News (via The Investor). This phone could also be paired with another 5.85-inch OLED iPhone. The latter could be the iPhone 9 or iPhone 8S. Stay tuned to Blasting News for more updates on Apple phones.