robin huber wrote: »
Had Google not been so quick to copy the iPhone's OS, and Apple had a couple more years of near monopoly on media consumption, they could have dragged the rest of the entertainment industry kicking and screaming into the 21st century and gotten everyone cheaper and multi-device access to music, movies, TV shows, etc. Instead, we have to pretend that nothing has changed and everyone wants to go to theaters and listen to top 40 radio to get their fix. Thanks Google for making capitalism work against the consumer.
gazoobee wrote: »
If not for the rise of Android as a copy-cat OS, Apple would be enjoying more of a monopoly situation right now and the media companies would have had to play ball. An unfortunate negative result of this would be that no doubt all the stories in the press would be angsty hand-wringing over whether Apple's dominance constitutes a "monopoly." Back on the plus side however, it might have also had the effect of forcing Apple to offer users more choice since they would be the only game in town.