"The numbers show that, far from hurting the market, the publishers’ and Apple’s agency model actually helped it. They allowed Barnes & Noble to gain a foothold in the e-book market, provided relief to the independent brick-and-mortar stores, and gave consumers lower rather than higher prices."
"once you do take a look at the publicly available figures, you see that book buyers benefitted significantly from Apple’s deal with publishers."
It is truly a bizarre case for any number of reasons. http://www.salon.com/2014/01/12/amazons_bogus_anti_apple_crusade/