Apple’s greed has passed the threshold for anticompetitive behavior that makes them evil. No company wants to compete in an open market, but Apple is going the extra mile to eliminate competition.
This I conclude from three distinct moves:
- Apple long ago blocked third party document innovation on their devices
- Their new iBook format is built as proprietary extensions on the shoulders of ePub
- Any content produced with it’s new, free iBooks Author tool can only be used on Apple devices
You wouldn’t think Apple would need to limit competition with earnings results such the ones they announced today, but I guess when you’re big, the only way you can grow your value is to bite off new markets to own.Read on →