I'm pretty sure that I can buy a phone from one of a dozen manufacturers if I don't like the way that apple conducts its business. Apple have a platform and they control it as they see fit. Don't like it? Then buy another phone and get over it.
The same can't be said about another companies products of course. Were I to decide to buy a laptop for instance I still have a dozen choices of manufacturer, but this time I have no choice on which OS I will be paying for. Unless of course I choose to take the most expensive option and buy, ironically, an apple laptop.
There was of course a slight glimmer of hope a couple of years back when netbooks first entered the market but of course this was quickly extinguished through the application of illegal leverage by the incumbent monopolist and their abusive, bullying relationship with its long sufferring OEM "partners".
The FTC and the EC need to stop faffing around at the edges and get down to the business of sorting out the true monopolistic abuses in the IT industry.
Apple don't force any one to buy their products, Google don't force anyone to use their search.
Microsoft however, DO force people to purchase their software every time they purchase a laptop, "netbook" or brand name PC.
It is totally immoral and quite frankly is highly damaging to people, governments and businesses across the entire planet. Even if you like and choose to use Windows you are being adversely affect. While MS is not required to compete for their business they can set their prices to whatever they like which means you, I and everyone else in the world is paying above the odds for a product they whether you want to use it or not is forced upon you. For some reason however, nobody seems to want to do a thing about it.
Ironically, it is apple and google, the two companies that have lately been the focus of FTC and EC scrutiny that are doing the most to weaken the iron grip that MS has had on this industry for the last 20+ years. One wonders whether there haven't been some brown paper bags exchanged in Washington and Brussels back alleys in order to redirect the attentions of certain regulatory bodies away from the ongoing travesties of justice being performed on a near daily basis by the Beast of Redmond and onto those companies that currently pose the biggest threats to the status quo.