Originally Posted by Stevie
The apps in question are not made by Apple. Instead, Apple retails the apps.
The market power in the device market is not a part of the current considerations of Apple's situation, IIRC.
As others have mentioned, you are completely unreasonable and non-sensical on what a monopoly is, and you are bent on proving that Apple has an abusive one.
This is like complaining about Coca Cola. Never mind that there are thousands if not millions of soft drink brands and varieties represented around the world, you want to home in on one brand that is successful in one flavor.
Like it or not, Coca Cola is successful -- they have defined the market in cola-flavored soft drinks. They are known as the "original", the "real thing." They probably have a major market share of cola drinks. So? Just because Coke is what everyone asks for, and that is what people know and love, does that mean the govt. needs to sanction Coca Cola?
Some Apple critics want Apple to share the love: what they want, in effect, is for Coca Cola to share its secret and differentiating formula with Pepsi and RC and every generic soft drink maker out there, simply because Coke has become a household word.