Source: 9 to 5 Mac
quote: I disagree with you here. I'm a tech guy and I have an iPhone 4S which is great. However, he does have a point about the walled garden approach being restrictive and feeling locked down.
quote: When I own a product I like to feel like I own it. I wouldn't want to lease a car, I'd rather buy it. I don't rent a house, I own. The entire walled garden approach isn't about creating a better user experience, it's about locking down customers' options so they can be squeezed for more profit.
quote: Customers might program an app that lets them tether their phone to their PC
quote: Customers might program an app like Siri but you don't want them to do that because it would take away a major selling point that your new phone (iPhone 4S) has over an older model (iPhone 4)
quote: Or they might program an app that allows people to join Social Network B when you signed an agreement with Social Network A that grants them exclusivity in return for a kickback (hasn't happened yet but would it surprise you?)