File this under the ‘just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse’ file. Seems Apple is really taking their desire to be the monopoly in phone/tablet space seriously. On the heels of trying to head off Samsung Galaxy Nexus and 10.1 devices at the borders, now they think they can dictate to stores not to sell those devices. In a letter to unnamed stores (http://www.scribd.com/doc/100024628/Apple-Letter-to-Retailers-Samsung-Court-Filing), Apple’s lawyers, you know–their real innovators, are demanding stores quit selling those products immediately. So our country’s most valuable company (yeah, so people actually say this) thinks it can overstep its bounds and dictate what can and cannot be sold at stores. Does it not just frustrate you to no end?
Then think about what happens–only Apple products get sold, and of course, they jack up the prices. Then schools can no longer afford any of this technology. Why have we not yet seen monopoly claims in the exhaust of all these suits? I cannot wait until some company goes after Apple. They stole the mouse from Xerox. They stole notification pull downs from Android. Who knows what else they have stolen. Argh!