Apple's Competitive Edge: Apple As Market Regulator
- Apple’s position as market creator and regulator in Apple-operated marketplaces like the App Store hands it significant power over third-party software and hardware developers.
- Apple benefits from this market power through both direct monetization and decentralization of innovation within the Apple ecosystem.
- Apple is attempting to increase the intensity of competition in the markets it regulates to further promote innovation and position the Apple ecosystem ahead of the competition.
- It is unlikely that Apple will be dethroned from this enviable position any time soon.