Sources: Bloomberg, Cult of Mac
quote: You can buy and install applications straight from any developer.
quote: You can install applications from third party storefronts like Steam.
quote: *Any developer that Apple has approved of*The Mac App Store uses the exact same walled garden platform as the iOS one Takin, and you know this. What are you trying to pull here? Not just anyone can write apps for OSX and sell them, as is the case with Windows.
quote: How does that refute the plain fact that Apple has always tightly controlled the Mac platform? And hello! Steam wasn't made available for Mac until 2010!
quote: And what about peripherals! Why can't I go out and buy ANY video card, ANY optical drive, anything and have it work with my Mac? Because Apple said so, that's why.
quote: I've lost count. Not only would Mac's not ship with Blu-Ray until mid-2011 (way late to the party as usual), but you couldn't even use an external one because, yup you guessed it, Apple wouldn't support them!