Reply to post: Re: Re: Just another attempt

Sure, Europe. Here's our Android suite without Search, Chrome apps. Now pay the Google tax

Confused Vorlon

Re: Re: Just another attempt

> First Apple would have to achieve a dominant share in some sort of market.

they currently have a controlling share in anything which has to work cross-platform.

e.g. chat apps.

They recently used this to block a chat app that had animoji-style face-mask chatting saying that it was similar to what apple offered.

even if you take this at face value; They're saying that nobody is allowed to build a cross-platform animoji-style chat platform.

(facetime is apple-only, so even if the functionality was similar; being able to use it across devices would be a significant difference)

not sure how the legal wrangling would play out - but this is a clear case of where the iPhone lock-up can impact the whole ecosystem.

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