the following note: that Apple and the judge had *agreed* on the fine's size. Given the mention of the ratio between Apple's "financial strength" and the fine's (miniscule) percentage of it, I'm reminded that I've been fined here and there over the years---sometimes two month's worth of my 'financial strength' (and not for anything as egregious as, say, lying to a populace for profit; my fine--two months worth of my 'financial strength' at the time--was for, as a taxi driver, passing on a double yellow line in the course of my business). The judge sure never asked me whether I *agreed* to the fine's size....
I can only wonder whether Apple would've 'agreed' to a fine of, say, two month's worth of THEIR revenue. They could have been made to feel the same 'impact of the penalty' as the rest of us.
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