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CALLED INTO THE PRINCIPAL’S OFFICE: Though the DOJ’s inquiry is preliminary, Times reporter Brad Stone notes, it represents additional evidence that Apple, once the perennial underdog in high tech, is now viewed by government regulators as a dominant company with considerable market power. “Certainly if the Justice Department is getting involved, it raises the possibility of potential serious problems down the road for Apple,” antitrust lawyer Daniel L. Brown told Stone. “Without knowing what acts or practices they are targeting, it’s difficult to say exactly how big a problem this is. But it’s probably something Apple is already concerned about.” (5/26a)