IanKelley - 6:50 pm on May 3, 2010 (gmt 0)
Apple has a 100% market share of iPhone apps.
It's true, it's more developers than consumers that are having their choice restricted in that case.
But don't developers have the choice to develop for Windows Mobile, Android, Blackberry or etc.? Or even better, all of the above at once?
If Apple had 60% or 70% or more of the SmartPhone market then the answer would be no, developers really wouldn't have the choice to ignore iPhone if they didn't like how Apple does business. But that's not the case here.
I disagree with the "Apple is not a monopoly yet" argument
Ah, premptive government regulation based on speculation. I can't imagine anything going wrong with that!
Anyway it's not a 'yet'... Apple has already lost any chance of having an overly dominant share of the mobile market.
15 years latter we are stuck with a) horrible browser, b) horrible OS, c) horrible Office apps.
I was a Netscape user and I remember how terrible the later versions were, they self destructed long before MS pushed them out.
Not that I don't agree something had to be done about MS practices back then.