A rather strange - and needless, as I said nothing even remotely personal or invidious - little diatribe. You make a few factual errors, you just need to grasp that the world is complex and there aren't always clear cut answers.Sony leads in full frame MILCs. Far more APS-C MILCs are sold than FF and Canon leads there (the EOS M line is the best-selling MILC line globally), 44% of the ILC market is DSLRs and Canon leads there. You can deeply segment the market in many ways. Leica is the global market leader for MILCs with brand names starting with the letter "L" so good for them!
They have always had to strive to maintain market leadership, and have done so successfully. Sony has gained market share in recent years mainly at the expense of Nikon.
Even Apple thinks the days of the walled garden are gone? That's news to the world.
The tech giant is building long-requested features into iOS 14, iPadOS 14 and MacOS Big Sur that tie the devices together, giving people fewer reasons to try competing options.www.cnet.com
Since there's no walled garden, I guess the US Senate are just clueless in their attempt to legislate a breach in those walls.
The new Senate bill, the Open App Markets Act, would let consumers select different third-party app stores for their mobile devices.…macdailynews.com
Here's the thing...when you are blatantly wrong on several points, your credibility suffers and it becomes easier to dismiss your arguments entirely.
Just for the record with Apple, especially as someone else above is confused about it, yes, Steve Jobs was very clear at first that third parties would not be allowed to install apps on what we now call iOS devices - he saw the error of his ways quickly and abandoned that and there is zero chance of apple ever going back on that. There is also a wide range of made for iOS devices and accessories that Apple regulate and licence. Apple has now for a couple of decades pushed relentlessly for things like USB standards and anything other than proprietary cables - there are nuanced arguments about lightning etc.
All of the arguments you refer to with the US Senate etc are matters of nuance, how much Apple charge, how tightly they control it etc. Nobody (well except you it appears) disputes that Apple has allowed others in; the arguments are all about how it is done. What was that you said about credibility??
Your point about market segmentation is absurd. Sony became, from almost nowhere, the market leader in full frame mirrorless cameras ahead of both Canon and Nikon - to compare that to Leica saying they are number one beginning with L is silly - as you know. Full frame mirrorless is of huge importance to the future of photography - notably Canon also disagrees with you on that otherwise they wouldn't be pouring so many billions into competing in that market. As it happens Canon will likely overtake Sony, maybe even this year, but to diminish what Sony achieved is strange - you won't find one single business school that would take your position, to go from nowhere to market leader in a decade was an amazing achievement and worth studying and understanding. And I say that as someone who loathes Sony cameras.
I'm honestly lost as to why you're so worked up. Someone has a different opinion from you on the net - I would like to see some careful moves from Canon to embrace the new world of high quality third party lenses and you apparently don't share that hope. Fine. Will they do it? Who knows? I don't, and you - certainly - don't. They apparently did once before with Zeiss. Maybe they never will again.