— I want a good phone. I don’t care about money.
— Dear beloved customer, thanks to the market economy, there’s plenty of choices.
— Not too big. Good camera.
— Well… (looking furiously)… there’s the iphone 12 mini, the iphone SE
— I need an audio jack.
— …

If reading is not enough to convince you how bad monopolies/duopolies are, this example should be enough to illustrate the problem.

And I didn’t even speak about choosing your operating system, not being spied, replacing your battery, not being forced to upgrade…

@ploum recently got a second-hand phone, and back at home realized it was missing the audio jack plug 🤣

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