CNN: The e-book publishers at issue — CBS’s Simon & Schuster, Hachette Book Group, Pearson’s Penguin Group, Macmillan and News Corp.’s HarperCollins — settled and didn’t go to trial. Apple held out, and the U.S. Department of Justice brought a civil antitrust suit against the company in 2012.
The DOJ alleged that Apple and the publishers engaged in a “conspiracy” to team up against Amazon and fix the price of e-books — and Apple was the ringleader of the deal.
In response to the ruling, Apple said it was simply giving consumers more choice in the e-book market, “breaking Amazon’s monopolistic grip on the publishing industry.”
It warms my heart when I am reminded of the fact that Apple is a company that gets away with stealing from its customer base, because its entire customer base is made up of computational fucktards and hipsters, or some combination. People, Apple is computing for morons. For one, they make the iPhone with ONE BUTTON! Why? Why does it have ONE button? Why can’t it have a back button like Android phones? The answer is that having more than one button will confuse Apple users.
Not to mention the prices. The prices are astronomical. And Apple makes a 70% profit on iPhones. SEVENTY PERCENT! That’s outrageous! And you fucking idiots buy it. You buy the Mac laptops for NO REASON other than cosmetic details. Unless you’re in media, there is literally no advantage to Macs other than cosmetic details. For the same price, you could get TWO comparable PCs. So if you buy a Mac now, in one year when the new model comes out, Steve Jobs presses a button that remotely makes all older Macs slow. That way, he extorts you into buying a new one, even though you just paid $1300 for that piece of shit laptop made by little slave kids in China.
It just blows my mind how stupid liberal fucktard hipsters suck the collective Apple penis despite the fact that it’s one of the most evil companies in the world. When I think Apple, I think Democratic Party. Any other company in the world that isn’t as “trendy” as Apple tries this and they’re nailed to the cross.