Elizabeth Warren wants to break up Apple, too

The Verge:

enator Elizabeth Warren proposed breaking up Amazon, Google, and Facebook yesterday in a post published on Medium. Her plan, which comes as the Democratic presidential primary contest continues to heat up, would classify any company that runs a marketplace and makes more than $25 billion a year in revenue as a “platform utility” and prohibit those companies from using those platforms from selling their own products.

But Warren’s proposal didn’t mention Apple, which clearly matches the same set of criteria: the company makes far more than $25 billion a year in revenue, and it operates the iOS App Store, in which it distributes its own apps.

This is just electioneering and won’t amount to anything but I thought it odd that, when asked why she didn’t include Apple in her original post, the senator said, “No reason.” Apple is larger than all of the other companies she originally mentioned.