You made this about Apple, I'm making this about governmental micro-regulation. Basically the post was mis-characterized.Humm. According to well known innovation indexes, funny enough South Korea tops the US.
Innovation and Apple are two different things. Innovation is an attitude that manifests in products and services and that is shared by multiple companies … Apple is one of those companies.
I call this to attention because it seams that any sort of action that may require Apple to change its behavior is equated to some kind of danger of loosing the ability of the entire market to innovate and in consequence better serve citizens.
As fashionable as Apple is … such relationship of cause and effect does not look realistic.
If the precondition and drive of Innovation is the ability or potential of a single private entity to “tax” any digital transaction at 30% at planetary scale … the problem/challenge is worst than I thought. It’s an extremely narrow view of progress and innovation if not greatly profit from it.