Originally Posted by Fbone
In the end, Agency pricing is alive and well in the US. I'm beginning to think that regardless of the lawsuit's outcome Apple still wins.
Oh, unless the judge orders apply Apple to divest iBooks they definitely have won.
They had no presence in ebooks and are now without question the only real alternative to Amazon in the US and one of only two serious challengers on the global scale. No way do they get there without the conspiracy.
The bad publicity will fade with the next "miraculous release" but the 15%-and-growing market share will remain.
The only player that made out better than Apple out of the conspiracy is Amazon. And that because they didn't have to break the law to reap its many benefits.
(The list of losers starts with consumers and goes on from there, most prominently including everybody else in the conspiracy.)