ZDNET - Nov 19 - Apple, Google, Microsoft, Match Group, and even Huawei have weighed in on the ACCC's (The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission) probe into app marketplaces. Apple believes its decision to open the iPhone to third-party development in 2008 created a "new and unique" mobile technology environment, which then resulted in an "explosion" in software development that "significantly benefited" third-party app developers and consumers alike. Its claims were made in a submission to the ACCC. Apple has argued it needs to "compete aggressively", saying it is in competition with the likes of Samsung, Google, Huawei, TCL, and Oppo. But, as highlighted by Match Group in its submission, there are no significant suppliers of mobile app marketplaces in Australia, or globally, other than Apple and Google.