Originally Posted by asdasd
Yeah, it is. All that matters is that you sell more than a certain number. 70+ %
You can pull "facts" like this out of your ass all you want, but Apple is not even remotely a monopoly.
Monopolies are characterised by a lack of economic competition to produce a particular product or service, along with a lack of viable substitute products or services.
There are plenty of other tablet computers on the market, with new ones being introduced at a rapid pace. Consumers can buy tablets and content - digital and otherwise - from Apple or from a variety of other vendors and platforms. Apple is doing nothing to restrict consumers from buying competitors' products other than making products that are so clearly superior that consumers freely chose to purchase them over their rivals. This is in sharp contrast to what Microsoft did for years to kill off competition in the desktop OS market - where they used unethical business practices to keep people from buying what, at times, were clearly superior products.
By your definition, BMW has a monopoly because they don't allow competitors to make and sell their own BMWs and because they exercise tight control over who manufactures the components that go into their vehicles.