ProtonMail vs Apple

Jim Lambert jiml at
Fri Aug 7 13:18:45 EDT 2020

"A monopoly refers to when a company and its product offerings dominate a sector or industry. Monopolies can be considered an extreme result of free-market capitalism <> in that absent any restriction or restraints, a single company or group becomes large enough to own all or nearly all of the market (goods, supplies, commodities, infrastructure, and assets) for a particular type of product or service. The term monopoly is often used to describe an entity that has total or near-total control of a market.”

Even with 58% of the US smartphone market Apple does not actually have a monopoly.
Now there may be plenty of good reasons to object to Apple’s app store policies but let’s not misuse the term monopoly.

Jim Lambert

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