Apple says its decision to work with publishers to raise e-book prices broke "Amazon’s monopolistic grip on the publishing industry," and benefited consumers because it led to innovation in e-books.
The DOJ’s accusation of collusion against Apple is simply not true. The launch of the iBookstore in 2010 fostered innovation and competition, breaking Amazon’s monopolistic grip on the publishing industry. Since then customers have benefited from eBooks that are more interactive and engaging. Just as we’ve allowed developers to set prices on the App Store, publishers set prices on the iBookstore.
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