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Anti-competitive behaviors like this are really only an issue when done with a monopoly, which Apple does not have. That's how Apple can restrict the iPhone and iPad to a single browser and only allow browser skins/UIs within their app store. If Microsoft tried to make Internet Explorer the only browser permitted in Windows, it would be a very different story.



A different story for sure, but I don't see how the difference between Windows and iOS plays to Apple's advantage here. Windows is something that I voluntarily run on my computer. If i don't like it, I wipe it off the disk and use a different operating system. If I wipe iOS off my phone I've voided my warranty as far as I understand.




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