Ben Thompson’s rebuttal of Elizabeth Warren’s tech breakup

The important takeaway for this Article, though, is the degree to which Senator Warren missed the point: there is significant consumer benefit both to having preinstalled apps and also to Apple controlling the installation of apps. There is a big benefit to suppliers (app developers) as well: the app market on PCs died in large part due to security concerns, which Apple obviated with the App Store to the tremendous benefit of every participant in the ecosystem. Senator Warren’s proposal would make the App Store worse for everyone.

There is just so much goodness in Ben’s article, you really have to read it all to get a sense of how wrong Warren is in her proposal.