Apple is throwing away an absolute competitive advantage over Google ( To wit: it doesn’t have an absolute competitive advantage on performance, screen resolution, …, not even usability and experience.

I’d really love to know what exactly the US government (see has threatened them with to make a trillion-dollar company like Apple with a fiduciary duty to its shareholders announce (and then double-down on) this decision.

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@aral This is one of the things I keep telling the "but Apple is just as bad as Google" voices that chime in on my posts, but It's becoming a harder and harder position to hold because of some of these business decisions (that honestly make no sense -- clearly there's some context I'm missing behind the scenes)

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