Apple Claims It Broke "Amazon’s Monopolistic Grip" on Publishing

Apple's delivered its response to antitrust charges leveled by the DoJ earlier in the week. Apparently the Feds have it all backwards, Apple is the hero here, not the villain.

Per an official statement from Apple spokesman Tom Neumayr delivered to AllThingsD

The DOJ's accusation of collusion against Apple is simply not true. The launch of the iBookstore in 2010 fostered innovation and competition, breaking Amazon's monopolistic grip on the publishing industry. Since then customers have benefited from eBooks that are more interactive and engaging. Just as we've allowed developers to set prices on the App Store, publishers set prices on the iBookstore.

Apple, Penguin Group, and MacMillan are all named in the suit. HarperCollins, Hachette and Simon & Schuster, were also named but opted to settle immediately. [AllThingsD via Cult of Mac]