May 9, 2005
iPod Lawsuit? Sue Sony, Ford and Nokia too!
Kelly McNeill writes "Some believe that Apple is not unlike Microsoft because they believe the company uses exclusionary tactics to keep competition out of both their Macintosh and iPod products. Harry Rider submitted the following editorial to osViews/osOpinion which illustrates that Apple (unlike Microsoft) is within its legal means to bundle/add/integrate whatever it wants into its products because Apple creates the complete solution for these products. Apple could do this without or with monopoly status. He contrasts this to Microsoft which takes the piecemeal approach which excludes that opportunity from them. He likens Apple's situation to Sony which isn't (nor should be) held to the fire for integrating its own buttons onto its radios to the exclusion of others that might have wanted to do so instead."