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In Claiming Antitrust Harm From iOS App Store, Apple’s Critics Threaten Environment That Promotes Competition

At the end of this month, Apple Inc.’s Tim Cook and other technology CEOs will testify before the House Judiciary’s Subcommittee on Antitrust to address lawmakers’ fear that tech companies are suppressing competition. Undeniably, the very system and marketplace that many of us and our iPhones rely on will be questioned — the Apple App Store.

Yet the loudest critics of the App Store are multibillion-dollar competitors of Apple, like Spotify SA and Netflix Inc. Those companies, not us consumers, stand to benefit from antitrust attacks on Apple.