graeme_p - 1:41 pm on May 4, 2010 (gmt 0)
The point about his is that Apple's restriction is arbitrary. It has no benefits for the consumer (the console agreements help keep console prices low in return for high game prices - much the same trade off as locked mobile phones)
Apple also dominates that class of smartphone.
I would prefer the Nintendo etc. practices to go away, but the case against Apple is probably much easier to prove.
Anyway, once we have a precedent against this sort of agreement, maybe the regulators will go after others.