quote: I still consider that Macs are a monopoly of Apples. But, DOJ has bigger fish to fry since Macs are not mainstream. While it was their business strategy, Jobs imagined that Macs would be mainstream in lieu of MS.
quote: uh...totally diagree, when you have a monopoly you can dictate prices. That's why if you consider Apple being the only maker of Macs because they control the OS, whether or not you consider it a monopoly or not, you cannot deny that they are only able to achieve their high profit margins because of lock-out of any other manufacturer, same with their mobile devices. In essence this is a monopoly because Apple can control prices because no one else can compete with them in their market.
quote: Sorry, but Macs were heavily discounted originally for education. Students and educational staff were able to get very hefty discounts.
quote: A situation in which a single company or group owns all or nearly all of the market for a given type of product or service