> I write all of this because the prevailing theory in our industry is that this is Apple's way of fighting against right to repair.
> If only Apple authorized service providers are allowed to advertise on Google for repair-related keywords, Apple will have taken more teeth out of "right to repair."
If Google didn't have a reason to do so in its own self-interest, Apple would have to use a threat or a bribe to get Google to reduce its own advertising revenue in this way. The comment provides no evidence of that.
But the original comment didn't offer any evidence of one. I'd like to know if there is any beyond it being a plausible explanation.
It's really seems like a stretch without any evidence or more detailed reasoned argument. I mean, why would Google support Apple in doing this?
(slight correction, it's "she explained")