So John Gruber does understand monopoly and competition when it involves Google, but not when it involves Apple. Interesting.
Competition isn’t the right word. Yes, there are competing search engines, clearly. The right word is monopoly,
The exact thing could have been said about Apple's iBook store and Amazon's Kindle store when the Justice Department sued Apple in 2013. By artificially inflating the prices of book across both stores by colluding with publishers, Apple tried to take away the competition that Amazon was giving Apple.
Funny how he doesn't connect the two things though.