Using your terminology, this seems like asymmetric competition and not in Apple's favor. Apple's defenses include various economies of scale (e.in production but also in attracting app writers, etc), some supply chain advantages, consumer lock-in to the Apple ecosystem, strong branding, and slightly though not significantly better quality.
Are they enough to protect Apple.
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