"A monopoly refers to when a company and its product offerings dominate a 
sector or industry. Monopolies can be considered an extreme result of 
free-market capitalism <https://www.investopedia.com/terms/f/freemarket.asp> in 
that absent any restriction or restraints, a single company or group becomes 
large enough to own all or nearly all of the market (goods, supplies, 
commodities, infrastructure, and assets) for a particular type of product or 
service. The term monopoly is often used to describe an entity that has total 
or near-total control of a market.”

Even with 58% of the US smartphone market Apple does not actually have a 
Now there may be plenty of good reasons to object to Apple’s app store policies 
but let’s not misuse the term monopoly.

Jim Lambert
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