Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Taking the App out of Apple

http://m.wired.com/epicenter/2011/07/sidestepping-apple-from-amazon-to-conde-companies-rethink-their-app-strategies/

. . . is why Im glad I didn't get an ipad (just yet anyway). With the new Lion OSX's app store I may not be upgrading my macbook pro, either. The app model has its benefits, but profiting through adding little value is a short-term game.

They made the same mistake with macs in the 90s: got greedy and said that only Apple-certified peripherals could be used with a mac. So no HP printers, no monitors etc. It was their death knell because too few consumers were willing to compromise choice over Apple's 'usability' benefits.

20 years on, they're playing the same card again. Maybe they have enough momentum this time. Doesn't make it right, though. Or sustainable.
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