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Apple heading for Supreme Court showdown over iOS App Store 'monopoly' gripe

mark l 2 Silver badge

Apple do have a monopoly on purchasing of apps for iphones/ipad etc, as unless you jailbreak your device - not a straight forward task for most people and in doing so would invalidate your warranty - you can't install apps from another other sources.

As people like car analogies I would say its the equivalent of purchasing a card from Ford but for their warranty to say you can only buy accessories from a Ford dealership. Sure it will still work without them, but if you want to add some car mats and a phone holder etc you have to pay Ford a 30% mark up to buy them from their approved store or loose your warranty.

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