Cue was testified in a US federal court about meetings he had in 2009 with chief executives of major publishing firms.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Cue told the court that the company acted in the best interest of consumers, including providing the public a better technology interface and e-books that were found nowhere else at the time.
The DOJ has alleged that agency model increased the prices of many best-selling e-books to $12.99 or $14.99 even though the publishers and Apple denied the charges.
Earlier this month, a top executive at Amazon said that publishers gave the company an ultimatum in 2010 over e-book pricing.
All five publishers involved in the lawsuit, Hachette Book, HarperCollins Publishers, Simon & Schuster, Macmillan Publishers, and Penguin Group, have settled with the DOJ.
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