An illustration of the Apple logo is displayed on a broken display monitor. Tiles are coming through the broken pieces.
Illustrations: Ariel Davis

Apple’s Secret Monopoly

Its App Store has a choke hold on your devices. That may not last much longer.

A screenshot of Netflix’s sign-up screen. It says “Trying to join Netflix? You can’t sign up for Netflix in the app.”
A screenshot of Netflix’s sign-up screen. It says “Trying to join Netflix? You can’t sign up for Netflix in the app.”

“If you want to publish modern software, it’s essentially suicide not to have a presence on the iPhone.”

— David Heinemeier Hansson, co-founder of Basecamp

An Apple chart depicting rival apps that it feels offer services similar to its own. Credit: Apple

It’s tough to make the case for curbing a company whose public image is sparkling.

Senior Writer, OneZero, at Medium