FTA:
> After all, they shuttered their Mobile Me service with barely any warning and destroyed all the data their paying customers were hosting there.

That’s completely bullshit. I was a paying Mobile Me customer, and they gave massive warning and transfer time, with ample time to move everything over, save everything, and make other arrangements.

FTC:

> My DVD works on any player.

No, it doesn’t. DVDs are region encoded. This is DVD 101.

> Is it a desire to lock people in?

This has already been shown not to be the case, so why ask it? I can buy music from iTunes and play it anywhere.

The lock in comes from the content owners who demand the DRM. Instead of being upset at the company doing what they can, maybe you shouldn’t support the industry that forces DRM on you?

> Is it designed to deter people from buying music from outside their ecosystem?

Match shows their support for however you acquired our music, whether you purchased it from Apple, downloaded it from a torrent site, or purchased it on Amazon.

> why doesn’t their music player do the same with any audio file?

FLAC can be played on Mac without a problem. Now, are you suggesting that features on iTunes is lacking? There are lots of problems with iTunes, so this wouldn’t be a new complaint. However, I imagine they are looking solve problems iTunes users complain about. FLAC is generally not amongst the top complaints.

> Why shouldn’t iTunes work with Android?

So you think Google should be required to build Android from the dictate of whoever proposes anything? Because that’s what you are asking for Apple. To add to iTunes features that it might not be interested in adding.

You are big on making generalized statements that are easily shown to be false, or at the very least misleading.

> My SIM card works with any phone.

I guarantee this is not the case.

But it’s easier to put “fuck” into you title than thought into your argument.