EU Won the Battle, Apple Won the War

Helge Skrivervik
mindset3.org
Published in
3 min readFeb 22, 2024

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Apple’s App Store monopoly is history. The EU has ruled and Apple has complied. Who won? As it turns out, this is the wrong question to ask. There is no winner. The question is more like ‘who lost’?

It’s a fascinating story about big power, big money, big egos and misguided objectives — with potential consequences for millions of users. The starting point is monopolies, which the EU — like most…

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