quote: Do mean like what happened with the iPod....uuhh....wait a minute....
quote: Seriously though your response does not answer my actual question which is why, given that the Android market space is now bigger than the iOS market, do developers make nearly four times as much money from the iOS space?
quote: Trying to crowbar the conditions and structure of the desktop PC market of the 1990s into the mobile device market of the early 21st century just does not work. Things seem to be different now but working out how they are different requires nuanced and new thinking.
quote: The iPod doesn't matter from here on in because it's fading away into obscurity. These devices have limited uses and therefore a limited life. Everything a dedicated music player used to do, a tablet and a phone can do in the same form factors
quote: iPod Touch remains a very useful and popular entry level device to get people (particularly kids) into the iOS ecosystem.
quote: once Apple had shown that the iPod could be such a big and successful business and given that the iPod contained no unique features (other than the OS and the patented clickwheel) the whole of the rest of the electronics industry failed, utterly, over an entire decade to even remotely dent it's dominance. Why?
quote: it's pretty messy and fragmented thanks to the phone makers but it's open
quote: I have yet to hear an explanation of how 'being open' translates into single tangible advantage for the end user
quote: I have yet to hear an explanation of how 'being open' translates into single tangible advantage for the end user.
quote: I get to install what I want when I want. I get to modify my device how I want and when I want without having Apple mess up my device with their control freak policies
quote: Also you can have many cool apps when you have an open system that insecure Apple wouldn't dare allow. Like Flash, tethering apps and so on. It's MY choice what I want to install.
quote: It's freedom vs a fascist control. Which do you think is better?