Koshmar wrote on Aug 25, 2020, 15:58:
Apple owns both the software and the hardware it runs on, furthermore there are plenty of options in the consumer marketplace for cell phones, you don't need to own an Apple device. The real anti-trust action is occurring with Cellular service as the major players keep consolidating, but that is beside the point.
If Apple wants to charge 30% they can charge 30% whether it's moral or immoral, right or wrong, has no bearing it's their product from top to bottom and it has been this way since iOS debuted.
There aren't multiple options for app stores though. That's the point. Apple has more than 50% of the market, and won't allow non-App Store apps to be loaded on their devices. There have been multiple times in US history when the government has gone in and broken up vertically integrated market dominators when they've displayed anti-competitive behavior, like the movie studios back in the 1950s. Since when did America become the country of the monopoly? It's just shocking that people are okay with this. Apple should be forced to divest itself of the app store so that multiple competing stores can exist for Apple devices, like long distance phone service in the 1980s. Then we can have a true free market and actual competition.
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