The Half Elf wrote on Sep 28, 2023, 02:31:
Hope Epic gets sexually assaulted by a giant angry in heat rhino called the Supreme Court.
So here is a HONEST question, and please try to explain this to me. Apple makes a great product, and makes a app store with rules X Y and Z. People complain that it's anti-competitive. How is it anti-competitive to have your own custom created app store, when no one else steps up to make anything else like it except Google, and (gonna assume) Microsoft with their cell phone products?
HONEST answer (although not my personal feelings, which are a little... vague right now.)
It is anti-competitive to create a market in which real competition is impossible, and then use that as leverage to apply unreasonable conditions on customers and business associates. It's the same thing that Amazon is getting slapped down for.
The counter is that Android is its competition.
The counter-counter is probably going to have something to do with claims that Apple, in their 'ecosystem' business model, is a separate (sub?)market. I have no idea if that's valid or not.