Apple Is In Serious Trouble...

SomeOrdinaryGamers
25 Mar 202418:28

Summary

TLDRThe video discusses the user's switch from an iPhone to an Android device due to the latter's flexibility and less restrictive nature. It delves into the ongoing antitrust lawsuit against Apple by the US government, highlighting Apple's alleged gatekeeping and stifling of competition through practices such as the 'walled garden' approach and the iMessage system, which creates a subpar experience for non-iPhone users. The video emphasizes the importance of antitrust laws in preventing tech giants from monopolizing the market and calls for Apple to update its systems to provide a better, more unified user experience across different platforms.

Takeaways

  • πŸ“± The speaker transitioned from using an iPhone to an Android device due to perceived restrictions in the Apple ecosystem.
  • 🌟 Android is favored for its more open system and access to a variety of power user applications.
  • πŸ“š The concept of antitrust laws is introduced, emphasizing the importance of preventing monopolies and promoting competition.
  • πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ The U.S. government is suing Apple for alleged antitrust violations, which is a significant legal action given the company's size and influence.
  • 🧱 Apple's 'walled garden' strategy is criticized for keeping users within the Apple ecosystem, limiting cross-platform compatibility and choice.
  • πŸ’¬ The 'blue bubble, green bubble' controversy highlights the differences in messaging experiences between iPhone and Android users.
  • πŸ“± The speaker argues that Apple's refusal to adopt modern messaging standards like RCS harms both Android and iPhone users by limiting communication quality.
  • 🌐 Regulatory actions like the EU's Digital Markets Act are pushing for more interoperability and data access for third-party services within Apple's platform.
  • πŸš€ The lawsuit alleges that Apple actively suppresses technologies that could enhance competition and user experience across different smartphones.
  • πŸ“ˆ By not embracing certain technological advancements, Apple is seen as hindering innovation and potentially stifling new paradigms in the smartphone market.

Q & A

  • Why did Mudahar switch from iPhone to Android?

    -Mudahar switched from iPhone to Android due to Apple's ecosystem being too restrictive and preferring the power user applications and more interesting features available on Android devices, such as foldable phones.

  • What is the main reason the United States government is suing Apple according to the script?

    -The United States government is suing Apple over antitrust concerns, aiming to address Apple's restrictive practices and dominance in the tech industry, particularly focusing on how they manage their app store and interact with other platforms.

  • What is the Sherman Act and its significance in the context of antitrust laws?

    -The Sherman Act is a foundational antitrust law aimed at preserving free and unfettered competition by outlawing monopolization and any attempt at monopolization. It targets only unreasonable restraints of trade, ensuring companies cannot engage in practices that unfairly restrict competition.

  • How does the 'wall garden' approach of Apple impact its users and competition according to the video script?

    -Apple's 'wall garden' approach locks users into its ecosystem, making it difficult for them to switch to other brands or use services outside of what Apple offers. This strategy restricts competition and choice, limiting users to Apple's App Store and discouraging the use of third-party services.

  • What is the controversy surrounding the 'blue bubble' and 'green bubble' in messaging?

    -The controversy stems from how iPhone users (blue bubble) and Android users (green bubble) interact in messaging. Messages to and from Android users have limited functionality and are not encrypted, leading to a degraded experience and social stigma against Android users in mixed-device conversations.

  • What does the Digital Markets Act aim to change about companies like Apple?

    -The Digital Markets Act aims to regulate 'gatekeepers' like Apple by ensuring they allow third-party services to interoperate within their ecosystems, provide access to generated data, and treat third-party services fairly without favoritism, promoting competition and user choice.

  • Why is the U.S. government's lawsuit against Apple considered significant?

    -The lawsuit is significant because it challenges Apple's dominance and practices that restrict competition and innovation in the tech industry. It highlights issues like stifling technologies, undermining rival smartphones, and maintaining a closed ecosystem that impacts both consumers and competitors.

  • How do super apps and cloud streaming game apps pose a threat to Apple's dominance?

    -Super apps and cloud streaming game apps threaten Apple's dominance by providing broad functionality and the ability to play intensive games without needing expensive hardware. This could make smartphones more accessible and reduce the importance of being locked into a specific ecosystem.

  • What change is Apple being forced to make in 2024 regarding RCS?

    -Apple is being forced to adopt RCS (Rich Communication Services) standards by 2024, due to legal requirements in various regions. This change aims to improve the messaging experience between iPhones and Android devices, making it more inclusive and functional across different platforms.

  • What are the potential benefits for consumers if Apple complies with antitrust regulations and opens up its ecosystem?

    -Compliance with antitrust regulations would lead to more competition, innovation, and choice for consumers. It would allow for third-party app installations, improve messaging standards between different devices, and ensure that Apple's devices are compatible with a wider range of services, enhancing the overall user experience.

Outlines

00:00

πŸ” Switching from iPhone to Android: A Tech Savvy's Tale

Mudahar shares his journey from being a long-time iPhone user to switching to Android, motivated by the desire for less restrictive software and more innovative hardware, such as foldable devices. He introduces the concept of antitrust laws, exemplified by the United States government's lawsuit against Apple. This lawsuit challenges Apple's restrictive practices, highlighting the importance of antitrust laws in maintaining competition and preventing monopolistic behaviors. Mudahar explains the Sherman Act and its role in ensuring free competition, drawing parallels with historic cases like United States vs. Microsoft to illustrate the government's stance against monopolistic practices. The emphasis is on how antitrust laws aim to prevent big tech companies from dominating the market to the detriment of consumers and innovation.

05:02

🌐 Apple's Ecosystem and Antitrust Concerns

The narrative progresses to delve into the specifics of Apple's ecosystem, often described as a 'walled garden' due to its closed nature, limiting users to Apple's App Store for software downloads. This exclusivity is presented as a double-edged sword, fostering seamless device integration but also stifling competition and choice. Mudahar discusses the European Union's Digital Markets Act as a regulatory attempt to challenge such gatekeeping practices by mandating interoperability and fair competition, potentially allowing third-party app stores and applications to operate within Apple's ecosystem. The emphasis is on the need for antitrust regulation to ensure that tech giants like Apple do not abuse their market position to the detriment of consumer choice and innovation.

10:05

πŸ’¬ The Green Bubble Dilemma: iMessage's Exclusivity

This section explores the controversy surrounding iMessage's interoperabilityβ€”or lack thereofβ€”with Android devices, leading to a degraded communication experience for mixed-device users. Apple's reluctance to adopt universal messaging standards like RCS (Rich Communication Services) has not only resulted in practical issues like poor media quality and lack of encryption but also social stigmas, particularly among younger demographics. The U.S. government's lawsuit against Apple is discussed, emphasizing allegations that Apple intentionally degrades cross-platform messaging to maintain its market dominance. The lawsuit highlights broader concerns about Apple's practices stifling innovation and limiting consumer choice, reflecting on the societal impact of technology monopolies.

15:05

πŸš€ Legal Challenges and the Path Forward for Tech Competition

The final paragraph addresses the broader implications of the U.S. government's lawsuit against Apple, focusing on the need for the tech giant to adopt more open standards like RCS to improve cross-platform communication. Mudahar argues that such changes would benefit not just consumers but also the industry by promoting innovation and competition. He refutes the notion that opening up Apple's ecosystem would compromise security, suggesting that giving users more choices doesn't inherently make a system less secure. The discussion concludes by reflecting on the importance of government intervention in ensuring that tech companies do not hinder technological progress and consumer freedom through monopolistic practices.

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Keywords

πŸ’‘Antitrust

Antitrust refers to laws and policies that promote competition for the benefit of consumers, preventing businesses from engaging in anti-competitive practices such as price-fixing or monopolization. In the video, the speaker discusses the importance of antitrust laws in the tech industry, particularly in relation to big tech companies like Apple, to ensure they do not become too powerful and stifle competition.

πŸ’‘Wall Garden

The term 'wall garden' is used in the video to describe Apple's ecosystem, where users are encouraged to stay within the Apple environment by using devices and services that are tightly integrated and controlled by Apple. This creates a seamless experience but can also limit user choice and stifle innovation from third-party developers.

πŸ’‘iMessage

iMessage is Apple's proprietary messaging service that provides features like end-to-end encryption, read receipts, and multimedia sharing, exclusively for Apple device users. In the context of the video, the speaker argues that iMessage contributes to the blue bubble/green bubble controversy and creates a divide between iPhone and Android users, as the messaging experience is significantly different when communicating between these platforms.

πŸ’‘Blue Bubble/Green Bubble

The terms 'blue bubble' and 'green bubble' refer to the visual distinction in messaging apps between iMessages (blue) sent between Apple devices and traditional SMS messages (green) sent to non-Apple devices. The video discusses how this distinction can create a user experience gap and social pressure, as the green bubble is often seen as less desirable due to its limited features and functionality.

πŸ’‘RCS (Rich Communication Services)

RCS, or Rich Communication Services, is a protocol that aims to improve and standardize messaging services across different platforms and devices, offering features similar to iMessage but in a more universal manner. In the video, the speaker suggests that Apple's adoption of RCS could greatly improve the messaging experience for Android users and reduce the green bubble/blue bubble divide.

πŸ’‘Gatekeeper

A 'gatekeeper' in the context of the video refers to a company or entity that controls access to a particular market or ecosystem, often using this control to stifle competition or favor its own products. Apple is described as a gatekeeper due to its control over the iOS ecosystem and its App Store policies.

πŸ’‘Competition

Competition in this context refers to the rivalry between businesses striving to offer better products or services to consumers. The video emphasizes the importance of maintaining competition in the tech industry to prevent monopolistic practices and encourage innovation. It criticizes Apple's practices as potentially harmful to competition by creating a closed ecosystem.

πŸ’‘Interoperability

Interoperability is the ability of different systems or products to work together. In the video, the concept is discussed in relation to messaging services and the need for Apple to allow its devices to communicate effectively with other platforms, such as Android, to provide a better user experience.

πŸ’‘Monopolization

Monopolization refers to the practice of controlling a market to the extent that competition is reduced or eliminated. In the video, it is suggested that Apple's strategies, such as the creation of a closed ecosystem, can lead to monopolization, which is seen as detrimental to consumer choice and innovation.

πŸ’‘Consumer Choice

Consumer choice refers to the variety of options available to consumers and their ability to select products or services that best meet their needs. The video argues for the importance of consumer choice in the tech industry and criticizes Apple's practices for potentially limiting this choice by creating a closed ecosystem.

πŸ’‘Innovation

Innovation refers to the process of introducing new ideas, methods, or products to improve or create new markets. The video suggests that Apple's control over its ecosystem can stifle innovation by limiting the development and adoption of new technologies and services that could enhance competition and consumer experience.

Highlights

Mudahar explains his switch from iPhone to Android for its openness and interesting features like foldable devices.

The U.S. government is suing Apple, introducing viewers to the concept of antitrust laws and their importance.

Explanation of the Sherman Act and its role in preventing monopolization and fostering competition.

Comparison of Apple's 'walled garden' approach to Android's open system, emphasizing the limitations imposed by Apple.

Discussion on how Apple's ecosystem locks users in, making it difficult to switch to other brands.

The Digital Markets Act in the EU forces Apple to open up its ecosystem, contrasting with the lack of similar laws in the U.S. and Canada.

The lawsuit alleges Apple stifles competition and innovation in several areas including messaging and cloud services.

Illustration of how Apple's messaging system disadvantages non-iPhone users, affecting user experience and causing social stigma.

Apple's strategy in hindering the quality of third-party messaging apps and its impact on smartphone competition.

The lawsuit's claim that Apple's practices not only limit competition but also worsen the experience for iPhone users themselves.

Discussion on potential benefits of adopting RCS for messaging, which would improve communication between Android and iPhone users.

Mudahar's personal preference for Android over iPhone, despite societal pressures favoring iPhone use.

The importance of giving users the choice to sideload apps and adopt newer technologies for a better overall experience.

The need for governmental intervention when companies like Apple refuse to modernize and open up their ecosystems.

Mudahar's stance on the lawsuit against Apple, supporting the government's efforts to enforce competition and improve user experience.

Transcripts

00:00

hello guys and gals me mudahar I used to

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be a blue bubble iPhone user until I

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switched to ladies and gentlemen a green

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bubble Android

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Andy now uh I'll be real I switched back

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to an Android because as cool as iPhones

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and apple stuff is it's a little bit too

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restrictive okay do you want to have

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access to like every power user

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application available well you're going

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to have to go with Android and generally

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I find the Android devices to be a

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little bit more interesting I mean like

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come on foldable devices let's be honest

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a million cool things that you can do

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with them that apple is not taken

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advantage of but that being said ladies

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and gentlemen uh today we're talking

00:40

about the fact that the United States

00:44

government yeah the biggest government

00:46

in the world is suing Apple now of

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course you might have heard about the

00:50

Apple antitrust case well antitrust is a

00:53

pretty important thing in the entire

00:55

world to give you an idea what antitrust

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basically is now for anybody that

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follows the tech industry or anybody

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that knows the history of these big tech

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companies like Microsoft Apple Google

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you probably know what the what

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antitrust actually means so to give you

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an idea according to the

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ftc.gov antitrust laws or also known as

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the Sherman Act is a comprehensive

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Charter of economic Liberty aimed at

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preserving free and unfettered

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competition as the rule of trade so to

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give you an idea the Sherman Act Outlaws

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every contract combination or conspiracy

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in Restraint of trade and any

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monopolization attempted monopolization

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or conspiracy or combination to

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monopolize long ago the Supreme Court

01:39

decided the Sherman Act does not

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prohibit every Restraint of Trades only

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those that are

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unreasonable so to give you an idea

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obviously antitrust law exists in a

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million shaped ways and forms and one of

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the most popular cases that people refer

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to is United States versus Microsoft

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Corporation where if you actually read

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through the ENT section over here you

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can see that the case that the uh US

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government is making under the Sherman

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Act is Microsoft possesses Monopoly

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power in the market for personal

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computer operating systems Windows os

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are used over 80% of intel-based PCS the

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dominant type of PC in the United States

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more than 90% of intel-based PCS are

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shipped with a version of Windows

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pre-installed and if you actually read

02:24

through this case it doesn't even feel

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like a lawyer wrote it it actually feels

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you like again

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just people looking at the tech industry

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at the time and making an actual

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educated analysis as to why Microsoft

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was basically being the deao bully King

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right I mean they even went into things

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like looking into their actual uh web

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browser dominance and whatnot but

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obviously dominance is one thing the

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reason antitrust laws exist is to make

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sure these big tech companies don't

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become cartels or run a cartel so

02:58

basically the idea here here is

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obviously if the if these if these laws

03:03

didn't exist Apple Microsoft Facebook

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Google would probably eat up all the

03:08

competition and just completely run an

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entire industry but because of antitrust

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laws there are actually you know people

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in place the government jumps in to

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prevent these guys from getting just way

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too powerful okay and if they do decide

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to go beyond buying and eating up the

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entire competition they're either forced

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to break up or they get fined up the

03:29

apps for doing so so again how does this

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Whittle on into Apple so to give you an

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idea Apple has something known as the

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wall garden now the wal Garden is

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basically Apple's uh you know showcase

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as to basically keeping people locked

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within their ecosystem if you buy an

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iPhone you're probably going to buy an

03:48

iPad or a Macbook or something in their

03:51

other Library just so that all of your

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devices operate between each other and

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Beyond just the devices the software

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that's built into that device is

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entirely controlled by Apple So when you

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buy an iPhone you don't have the option

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like Android users to install any app

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store they want or any application they

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want outside of Google's Play store if

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you buy an iPhone you're only able to

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install apps via the App Store and no

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I'm not including the side loading that

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people mention through other

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applications I am strictly saying that

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most of those almost everybody who is

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using an iPhone is typically locked to

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the App Store and that's pretty much how

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it goes so there have been a couple laws

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apple is basically been getting chewed

04:36

out by the entire world so for instance

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the digital markets act all the way over

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in EU is basically pushing apple as a

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gatekeeper okay they're basically a big

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dog and not just their phones but

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services like iMessage okay so to

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whittle this on to something more

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relevant uh for people watching the

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average Andy you might know about the

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blue bubble green bubble controversy

04:59

right so when you are an iPhone user and

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you message another iPhone through the

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messages app it gets sent as a blue

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bubble that's because iMessage is not a

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traditional messaging service it's kind

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of like WhatsApp it's an actual social

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media messaging service just because

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you're texting another iPhone it all

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happens seamlessly you message people

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with blue bubbles they get a better

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version of messaging with you better uh

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multimedia gets uh transmitted uh

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encryption is of a higher standard it's

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basically seamlessly better to message

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between iPhone people now when you

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message an Android person we're not part

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of iMessage okay when we message you

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we're the green bubble because Apple

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defaults back to the green bubble and

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they don't use any modern I say modern

05:46

but this is 2008 technology like RCS

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because Apple just falls back to

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traditional SMS meaning that all of the

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media you send looks like dock [Β __Β ] when

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you're in a group chat you're basically

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ruining the experience for everybody

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involved and there's no [Β __Β ]

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encryption so also it's unsafe to be

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sending messages and apple refuses to do

06:08

anything about it and that's why the

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government has stepped in to basically

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force them to update their [Β __Β ] so

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looking into this right now you can

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actually see that when they talk about

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Gatekeepers what they say in the dma is

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it basically means Gatekeepers have to

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allow third parties to interoperate

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within the gatekeeper's own service in

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certain specific situations

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and then allow their business users to

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access the data that they generate in

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the use of The Gatekeepers platform and

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of course what they also say is

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Gatekeepers May no longer treat services

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and off products offered by the

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gatekeeper itself more favorably in

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ranking than similar services or

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products by Third parties they basically

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want people to have actual competition

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and people to actually update their

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stuff and have more Choice which is

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ultimately a good thing anybody that's

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taking Apple side here is literally

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being uneducated this is all designed to

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make your experience especially as an

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Apple user more enjoyable and more

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fulfilling and free now because of that

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dma apple is basically being forced to

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unlock their app stores and allow third

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parties only in the countries and

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Regions they're legally forced to so if

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you're in the European Union because of

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that act you can one day get epic games

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installed onto your iPhone run fortnite

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all outside Apple's ecosystem because

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they're basically being forced to by

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Apple now if you're in the United States

07:35

Canada because the law doesn't reflect

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that well you don't get to be part of it

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apple is literally complying to all of

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this stuff because the government is

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putting a gun to their head

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metaphorically so at this moment in time

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because of laws like that the US

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government decided to actually Sue Apple

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a couple days ago and we're going to

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read a few excerpts from that actual

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case because it's [Β __Β ] hilarious so

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for instance in this complaint it starts

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off like this in 2010 a Top Apple

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executive emailed Apple's then CEO about

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an ad for a new Kindle e-reader the ad

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began with a woman who was using her

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iPhone to buy and read books on the

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Kindle app she then switches to an

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Android smartphone and continues to read

08:18

a books using the same app the executive

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wrote the jobs one message that can't be

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missed is that it's easy to switch from

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iPhone to Android not fun to watch and

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this is kind of the ethos of apple right

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it's not difficult to leave the iPhone

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ecosystem there's plenty of iPhone you

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know uh people that will say I can't

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switch I'm already balls deep into this

08:42

right and to think about the ecosystem

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how Wild it is is that Apple basically

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built this platform not because they

08:49

were selling Mac systems beforehand in

08:52

fact they almost went bankrupt trying to

08:54

compete with Microsoft or really the

08:56

general consumer PC market it wasn't

08:59

until the iPod dropped and the iPhone

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dropped that all of Apple's entire

09:04

fortunes turned around see the thing

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about the iPod is it wasn't just the

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iPod Hardware that sold like hot cakes

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it was iTunes for a long time when I was

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growing up people would purchase an iPod

09:17

and strictly buy their music from iTunes

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they weren't buying it from anything

09:21

else they literally bought it from

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iTunes because it would cost a buck it

09:25

was easy to get part of and you could

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instantly sync it to your iPod now of

09:30

course beyond all of it when the iPhone

09:32

dropped it wasn't like smartphones

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didn't exist before the iPhone they did

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they were just hella clunky compared to

09:40

Apple's actual iPhone it gave you a

09:42

bunch of features and it was actually

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easily usable it was intuitive it was

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actually an amazing revolutionary

09:49

product and that iPhone is what keeps

09:51

apple sitting in the gravy there is that

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is the strongest product they have ever

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made thus far and no matter what what

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you say iPhones if you want a phone that

10:02

just works they're not a bad buy even if

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they are a tad bit on the expensive side

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one of the things they mention in this

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lawsuit is Apple's conduct also stifles

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new paradigms that threatens Apple

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smartphone dominance including the cloud

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which could make it easier for users to

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enjoy high-end functionality on a lower

10:19

priced smartphone or make users device

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agnostic altogether as one apple manager

10:23

recently observed imagine buying a

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Android for 25 bucks at a garage do sale

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and it works fine and you have a solid

10:32

cloud computing device imagine how many

10:34

cases like that there are so what

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they're basically saying over here is

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that or alleging is that Apple will

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actually stifle their software make it

10:43

just so iPhone appear Superior to their

10:45

actual people when in reality if they

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enabled a couple pieces of Technology

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like RCS the messaging experience

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between Androids and iPhones would be a

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lot better but Apple doesn't want that

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to happen they don't want people to

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think that switching to the other side

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or going to the other side of the Iron

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Curtain or godamn defecting in this case

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is something that is possible okay

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that's literally what's being alleged

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here and again if you're an iPhone user

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you should actually want Apple to make

11:14

their devices better compatible with

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everything else around you it just makes

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the experience better it doesn't make it

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unsafe don't listen to Apple adopting

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latest Technologies is not unsafe it

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should just be something that they

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should do so it gets even Wilder about

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this stuff too is they highlight five

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examples of Apple using their mechanisms

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to suppress technologies that would

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actually increase competition between

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smartphones so what they mention are

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super apps providing a user with broad

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functionality in a in a single app super

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apps can improve smartphone competition

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by providing a consistent user

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experience that can be prop ported

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across devices suppressing super apps

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harms all smartphone users including the

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Apple users as well

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then they have Cloud streaming game apps

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provide users the way to play Computing

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intensive games in the cloud cloud

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streaming games can improve smartphone

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competition by decreasing the importance

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of expensive hardware for accomplishing

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High compute tasks then they mention the

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messaging applications that allow you to

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communicate with everyone around you

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messaging apps that work equally well

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across all smartphones can improve

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competition amongst them by allowing

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users to switch phones without changing

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the way they Comm communicate with

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friends family and others and that's

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true like me and my wife JY she has an

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iPhone I have an Android okay we used to

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use iMessage now we use apps like signal

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which allow Android and iOS users to

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have better messaging experiences

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between each other all without Apple

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basically ruining the experience just

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between devices then they always mention

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things like SmartWatches and then

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digital wallets as well but where this

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lawsuit gets actually hilarious is 0 90

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okay so the funniest Point here is point

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90 in addition to degrading the quality

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of third-party messaging apps Apple

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affirmatively undermines the quality of

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rival smartphones for example if an

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iPhone user messages a non- iPhone user

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and apple messages the default app on

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iPhone then the text appears to the

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iPhone user as a green bubble and

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incorporates limited functionality the

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conversation is not encrypted videos are

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pixelated and grainy and users cannot

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edit Ed messages or C typing indicators

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this signals to users that rival

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smartphones are lower quality because

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the experience of messaging friends and

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families who do not own iPhones is worse

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even though Apple not the Rival

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smartphone is the cause of that degraded

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user experience many non- iPhone users

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also experience social stigma exclusion

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and blame for breaking chats where other

13:54

participants own iPhones the effect is

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particularly powerful for demographics

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like teenagers where the iPhone share is

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85% this social pressure reinforces

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switching costs and drives users to

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continue buying iPhones solidifying

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Apple's dominance not because Apple made

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its phone better but because it has made

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communicating with other phones worse

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true actually true now I think if you

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stigmatize people for the green bubble

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you're a [Β __Β ] shallow [Β __Β ] okay

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simple as that but unfortunately it's a

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piece of shallowness that exists

14:29

okay now I don't give a [Β __Β ] if I walk

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into a group chat and I'm the green

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bubble I will continue to use my Android

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device because it is a genuinely better

14:37

device in my honest opinion but that

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being said the fact that I am ruining a

14:42

group chat is not the fault of my device

14:45

my device can participate in those group

14:48

chats and a lot of those iMessage

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features the only hindrances is Apple

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and of course this is something that

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obviously Google has constantly been

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pushing Apple to fix const constantly if

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you go to

15:00

android.com get the message this is an

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actual campaign that's been going on for

15:05

a while and it touches upon these same

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issues blurry messages shitty group

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chats and just terrible messaging

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experiences and all that needs to happen

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literally all that needs to occur is

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Apple enables or works with Google to

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enable RCS which is Rich communication

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Services which by the way is an industry

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standard okay if Apple started doing

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that most of these issues would be

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alleviated and the iMessage experience

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even if you have green bubbles would be

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far more usable than you could imagine

15:39

the only reason green bubbles suck is

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because Apple refuses to update and they

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refuse to catch up with the times and

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intentionally make the experience worse

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to make their devices look better and in

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some regions of the world Apple actually