I had the usual suspects on both sides of the argument, but the common thread from the comments and the comments on G+ was that Apple is not yet a monopoly and the “we will have to watch them,” but hey, they make great products! (that’s another topic for another day)
However, today another great article was written about Apple maybe being able to STOP all tablets with the injunction they got with Samsung.
Will this threat raise the warning bells of the Apple fanboys/fangirls that Apple may not be as open to competition as other large corporations (Microsoft)?
Look, I’ve always stated that I would guess that Bill Gates put up against any of the titans of the day, none of them would be as open to competition has he was, and he was not that open, and tried to own the market. But, think about people like Scott McNealy, Larry Ellison, or Steve Jobs and I personally believe that they would have been 1000% more restrictive and vindictive to competition as compared to Bill Gates. For the record, I don’t have a problem with any of them protecting their business and trying to build it bigger and stronger. In the case of all these business guys, I believe they believe the quote from: “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby” – “Ricky Bobby: If you ain’t first, you’re last. You know, you know what I’m talking about?”
Sometimes I just have wondered out loud, if it would have been different, if a different person was in Bill Gates shoes.
Steve Jobs has already won the argument that you can’t copy his computer hardware, ask Franklin about that. They are now trying to get into skimming off of every transaction done on an i-device that uses a native app (are regular apples far behind?). And, now, they may be trying to kill the competition on the tablets… hmmm, makes me wonder…
Is Apple getting too big?
More to come…