Daily Archives: May 4, 2010

John Gapper

The possibility of a US government probe into Apple’s fracas with Adobe is fascinating, but it is hard to grasp how it will  – or ought to – succeed.

Apple’s leading position in smartphones, together with Steve Jobs’ insistence on maintaining tight control over what gets sold on Apple’s App Store, is reminiscent of the near-monopoly that Microsoft gained over personal computer operating systems in the 1980s and 1990s.