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by Preston — Mar 14
I always found this easy to respond to. When someone mentions Apple's "monopoly" and compare it to Microsoft's, I point out the old coercive OEM deals. Apple isn't enforcing coercive deals with retailers that punishes them for selling competing alternatives. Apple won its dominance fair and square, whereas Microsoft cheated to ensure dominance of its monopoly platform.

There are plenty of competing players and services to iPods and iTunes. To compare it to the absolute, complete dominance of Windows, particularly during the 90s where competitors were actively shut out, is a ludicrous comparison.
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