Apple's delivered its response to antitrust charges levelled by the DoJ earlier in the week. Apparently the US 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.