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

Charlie Clark Silver badge

Re: Monopoly probe...

Nah, restrictive practices are restrictive practices. Cf. Nestle losing its ability to be the only supplier of very expensive coffee for Nespresso machines. This should be a fairly simple smackdown against Apple, except that Silicon Valley often gets an easy ride in front of American courts. This is only partly down to the difficulty of applying some definitions of monopolies to the digital domain.

FWIW the 30% is something developers should be litigating against. Consumers should be pointing out the general lack of choice: Apple says you can't have different browser engines or mail clients or music players. This is not only restricting competition, it is also limiting innovation and also potentially reducing security: it's not as if Safari doesn't have its own share of zero days.

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