The DOJ Case against Apple Looks Pretty Rotten


The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regulators are in anti-monopoly litigation against Meta, Google, and Amazon. In an effort to leave no one out, Joe Biden’s antitrust enforcers have sued yet another American technology giant: Apple.

The DOJ has put together an 88-page complaint, but quantity is not the same as quality. Commentators have already noted flaws in the DOJ’s reasoning, including the expected market-definition gamesmanship. The DOJ alleges that Apple disadvantaged competitors’ products — particularly with respect to super apps, cloud-streaming apps, messaging apps, smart watches, and digital wallets — to insulate its own market …