I'm starting to believe that Tim Cook is an idiot. This is not how you handle these things.
This is Washington D.C., the way to go about this is to hire lobbyists and flood Washington with money. That's what all the smart high tech companies are doing.
Apple spent a paltry $2 millions in 2012 and about $4 millions in 2013. Google spent $18 millions in 2012 and it's not really having any legal problems with DOJ despite their various violations.
That's one place that Apple can really, really learn from Google.
Amazon, the real source of this lawsuit for Apple, spent $2.5m in 2012 and more than $3.5m in 2013 on lobbying.
Apple can easily afford $50m to spend per year on lobbying and all its legal troubles with the DOJ would go away.
A well deserved spanking to judge Cote in Apple's persecution in the ebook case
And they say iPads are for consumption only. Hah!
It's soooo True!
If true, that means Google has some extraordinary pull with the government.
What could they be giving the government in return for this special treatment?
Best lawsuit against Apple ever!
A federal court in New York has come down hard on Apple in a closely watched case over ebook pricing. In a ruling issued Tuesday morning, US District Judge Denise Cote ruled that the company "brilliantly" organized a conspiracy to raise prices and thwart competition.
In a 160-page ruling, Cote points to phone calls, emails and the words of Apple founder Steve Jobs to conclude that the company orchestrated an illegal "scheme" in which five major publishers changed their pricing practices. The court said that the prime target of the conspiracy was Amazon, whose Kindle tablet competes with Apple's iPad, and whose pricing practices infuriated publishers.
And everybody, except Amazon, loses in the long run. Even the consumers that the DOJ are allegedly trying to protect.
Hopefully, Apple wins on appeal.