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Response to emulatorloo (Reply #2)

Mon May 13, 2019, 07:22 PM

16. Apple controls the sole store with mobile applications for Apple iOS devices

There is no other marketplace for an iPhone user to turn to for apps for her device.

Apps are an essential element of the expectations of what a smartphone enables.

Apple requires that app developers use its marketplace for distribution. There is no other App Store that a user can access without jailbreaking her iPhone.

Unless Apple allows other marketplaces to compete, it is indeed a monopoly when it comes to applications on iPhone.

It’s not about Android versus Apple. This case is about Apple versus consumer choice for the source of applications, and developers versus Apple for competitive marketplaces to distribute their wares.

There are benefits to Apple’s walled-garden approach to the device and software. It reduces the chance for malicious software to find its way on users’ phones. A consumer benefit provided by a single-source company does not excuse a company from abusing its hold on a marketplace it created.

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