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Apple’s Secret Monopoly

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Will Oremus has written a long article on OneZero (Medium paywall) that discusses whether Apple is an illegal monopoly or not. Apple doesn’t allow apps to offer alternative payment methods and … To tighten its grip, Apple prohibits the affected apps from even telling users how they can pay their creators directly. Is Android an alternative? Yes, Android offers an alternative. Yet with iOS users accounting for a majority of all mobile app revenues in the United States, developers have little choice but to create software for Apple’s products.

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Help the environment by NOT buying a new iPhone

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Sorry for sharing a Medium.com link, but this is an article I really want to highlight. Yesterday, Apple held it’s keynote presenting new iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch hardware as well as Arcade and TV+. I didn’t watch the event that was praised by Apple with “By Innovation Only”, but I read it was super boring. Old hardware with a new package. But that’s probably a good thing. Because the new iPhones / iPads / Apple Watches are so boring, a lot of people probably won’t upgrade their Apple hardware like they did the last years.

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