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Is Apple indulging in anti-competitive behaviour regards to web browsers?

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by ipad987, Aug 8, 2010.

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    By not allowing other browsers that aren't associated with Apple such as IE, Fireox, Chrome, etc.

    Microsoft had to satisfy the anti-competition regulators, so how come Apple does not allow non-Safari browsers?
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    It does.
    See BrowserHD, iCab, A1, Mercury and Atomic browsers all on the Appstore.

    The ones you mention are written for intel chipsets which run on OSX, windows and linux, not the iPads mobile iOS which runs on an arm chip.
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    Forgot Opera, Mercury, Oceanus and Perfect Browser.......
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    Microsoft did not get in trouble for not allowing other browsers. They have always allowed any software to be installed. They got in trouble for making it the default and including it in the installation without giving the user a choice. You have always been able to add any browser you want to Windows. Same for the media player. Apple did all the things Microsoft got sued for as well, but got away with it because they are the "little guy". It wasn't seen as abusing a monopoly.
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    But the big difference is that you can not make any other browser the default browser... At least not without jailbreaking (on the iPad).
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    Aarde web browser another good one to add to list...coming out with Blogger version very soon!

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