Glenn B. Manishin wins the 2016 award for most ridiculous op-ed on Apple. There are too many to list. Here are a few.
…smartphones and tablets—and thus Apple, by far the platform leader in that space with its iPhone, iOS operating system, iPad and App Store—have all but replaced desktop PCs.
Last time I looked Apple’s iPhone and iPad do not have a majority marketshare anywhere in the world. Oh, and you can still buy PCs.
Apple’s ubiquitous smartphones and tablets are instead today the critical platform for U.S. consumers to engage in mobile computing and to consume digital media.
Critical? What does that even mean? Again, iPhone’s marketshare is less than 50-percent in the U.S.
Apple realizes some 80 percent of all smartphone revenues worldwide, enjoys a huge and by-far leading market share in music downloads, and sells more digital smartphone apps than anyone else worldwide.
Except Google. By the way, Apple’s iPhone revenue is not anywhere near 80-percent of smartphone revenues worldwide. Profits might be.
That’s the stuff of what all antitrust lawyers and courts recognize as monopoly power, particularly since scale, entry barriers and so-called “network effects” reinforce Apple’s platform dominance to prevent new competition.
Sigh. Monopolies are not illegal. Abuse of monopoly power is. Where is Apple’s abuse?
The only abuse I can find is Manishin’s abuse of facts, logic, reason, and the inability to compare and contrast Apples to apples. Not surprisingly, Manishin is a Washington, D.C. anti-trust attorney, which seems like a euphemism for technology ambulance chaser.