". And of course with Apple's generous tax arrangements the Government has HUGE bargaining power to force Apple to do what it wants"
Can read the otherway round too. I'm thinking of the repatriation of all that money they have tax avoided in so so many countries.
They make $5 billion a year so guess they have too much at lose to risk allocating part of that to Apple. In Europe the networks are running crying to the authorities due to their own dumb contract decision making.