Apple was no better than Google

Jul

21

2018

Apple deserves punishment in the case of the protection of competition no less than Google, believes Columnist Bloomberg Leonid Bershidsky. Both companies in a comparable degree monopolize the market, preventing the emergence of new players and thus limiting consumers the right to choose.

Earlier this week, the European Antimonopoly Commission found Google guilty in violation of the basics of competition, revealing the company in pre-installation of branded applications and services for all smartphones by distributing the Android OS, and assigned a fine of $ 4.3 billion for this.

What is Apple doing wrong?
Fine for the same reasons Apple does not represent possible, the regulator states, since the company does not license iOS to third-party manufacturers, and therefore, can pre-install on its devices any applications and services that it deems appropriate.

Apps Stores for iOS
However, if we follow the logic of antimonopolists, Apple’s right to do everything it wants with its OS should be limited, at least in the field of software trade, Bershidsky is sure. Since Apple implements not only proprietary software through the App Store , it should allow iOS users to buy it on third-party sites.

Change your default browser to iOS
In addition, the journalist believes, Apple is behaving even more aggressively than Google in the promotion of the company’s browser. Despite the fact that users have the opportunity to install another application for web surfing, it is Safari that by default opens links when switching from most other programs.

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