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Aside from not taking into account many, many other factors, that doesn't answer my question at all.  Why is it any more absurd than using the dollar across the USA, where there is also disparity in the purchasing power of the same dollar in different areas. http://www.newsnet5.com/news/national/breaking-down-the-dollars-value-across-the-united-states
No analogy is perfect Undoubtedly true, but to what end?  Surely that was to ensure that iPods would not play FairPlay-encoded music that had not been authorised on the iPod?  Not that it would block music legitimately downloaded from a rival service.  I'm not sure that has been established.  It certainly seems like Apple was paranoid about exploitations, but I haven't seen any definite judgement that this is what happened.  Apologies if I've missed anything.   It's a...
Why?  Prices reflect the state of the market as much as the currency they're marked in. How is it any more absurd than urban New York, rural Mississippi and beachfront Hawaii sharing the same currency?  Or indeed, its use as the defacto or majority reserve currency in many other countries?
This analogy really doesn't fit.  Let's rework it... I have a Sony BetaMax machine and another company makes a tape meeting the BetaMax format specifications, but also add a special little button that prevents the tape being copied.  It doesn't affect the BetaMax machine at all, but Sony decide to remote update the BetaMax machine (god knows how they do that in the 80s, but stick with it).  Now my tapes are useless.   WTF Sony?   And let's be clear, the analogy doesn't...
I'm not sure if you're trying to be ironic, but this is riddled with errors. 1. Not having heard of something doesn't mean it never happened, and we're talking about a time when other digital services weren't all that successful. Which is the point.  So no, it's not particularly funny or unsuprising.2. There have been other devices able to play iTunes music.  The Motorola ROKR, the RAZR v3i.  Only under license from Apple, which is the point.  Since DRM was removed, every...
I think you missed my point. Consider what I was responding to.
Maybe not bankrupted, but they wouldn't be operating in China, Russia, the Middle East, South Korea, or the EU; they would be using slower, less reliable chips from anyone other than Samsung; the product line would magically be both broader and more focussed; the prices would be doubled to stave off the riff-raff; and if you asked Siri anything critical of Apple or non-negative about Google/Android she'd answer "Shut up and go away".
The thousands of other CEOs of Fortune 500 companies?
Up until iOS8 Dropbox on iOS has been mostly a retrieval app, not a whole lot of file adding or manipulating, so no great need for renaming.
Rather beyond the scope of my point, but ok... Business is allowed to be organised, but labour isn't?  Your "collusion" works both ways.
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