Originally Posted by Tallest Skil
Both the claim that Apple would not have added those features were it not for Android and the claim that Apple is attempting to create a monopoly or stifle actual innovations.
Ok, I said I'd address the claims you say I made, and here goes.
1. Apple would not have added these features were it not for Android
I did not say this. I agree that the idea that features such as copy/paste or the ability to install other browsers could ONLY have happened due to Android's existence is absolutely ludicrous, however, I do think that Android's implementation of these features before Apple certainly prioritized them. Furthermore, in an attempt for each to differentiate one another, both have come up with phenomenal platform specific technologies that are now starting to migrate to the other. For example on Google's side you have amazing mapping implementation on Android, something that Apple is now trying to address in iOS 6. In contrast, Apple redefined how voice-phone interaction works with Siri, something that lit a fire under Google's a** to better in their ecosystem.
2. Apple is attempting to create a monopoly or stifle innovation
It is in any company's interest to create a monopoly. In creating a monopoly they ensure that they always remain relevant. As for "attempting to stifle innovation", of course I don't believe Apple is consciously trying to do this, yet it is a by-product of any monopoly that has ever happened. You believe that Apple is somehow different, that it is special. I sincerely hope I do get proved wrong, because I'm loving the consistent leaps and bounds we're making in telecommunications technology. The iPad has only been out for 3 generations (years) now, if it still maintains market dominance by 2020 and keeps the same spirit, I'll gladly say I was wrong. But I'm not holding my breath.