Originally Posted by Radio
Agreed. Microsoft was sued for this
Hopefully iOS 7 let's users decide what they want or class action lawsuit
Not exactly. You always could change the default browser in Windows, except for some embedded browser experiences. Windows just shipped with Internet Explorer as its default, did not offer alternatives on its own (you had to look for it) and generally behaved as if Internet Explorer was the be-all-end-all browser.
Still you had a choice in theory, but most people didn't make use of it in practice. This is why they got sued.
With iOS you don't have a choice to change the default browser at all and 3rd party browsers are not even allowed to use their own engine, while being restricted to a slower version of Safari's engine. Time for someone to step in and stomp right on Apple's toe.