Apple's Bans Go Way Too Far

Is Apple's that would use location data for displaying advertising not as onerous as anything Microsoft tried--and mostly didn't get away with?

What about " from the App Store? Like thinks it can control the flow of information its customers receive? Give me a break.

Maybe those who once were so vehemently anti-Microsoft will now look at what Apple is doing and see the parallels. Business customers should take the lead as we are more activist-oriented than average consumers.

Just because I purchased an iPhone, doesn't mean I elected Steve Jobs to rule my life. Yet, in deciding in such blatantly anti-competitive ways what I should be able to see and use and purchase, Apple has way more control over me than I'd like.

So where is the U.S. Department of Justice? Where are the angry customers? Who can tell Apple to "back off" and make it stick?

Now, I really don't mind a lot of what Apple does. The iPhone is such a wonderful device in significant part because of the limitations Apple has placed upon developers. That is mostly good for customers and I welcome it.