A couple articles came out today, one from Reuters one from MIT, that illustrate just how sticky and compelling Apple devices are. And one of the articles comes from an interview with a Samsung exec. The takeaway point: Samsung can’t be open and sticky. It’s the closed and interoperable system that Apple has made that works.
Eric Schmidt is talking smack about Apple again. This time it’s to say that Android has won the platform war against Apple. Oddly, he likens the battle to Microsoft versus Apple, which I don’t know if we ever got a clear winner in that one. However, I think while Android certainly has the install base numbers, they certainly don’t have the numbers where it countsâ€”who is using the OS the most to go online or buy stuff.
Guy Kawasaki is the progenitor of all Apple fan boys and girls. He was Apple’s Chief Evangelist in the early Mac days and has been a huge Apple fanâ€”until now. Today Guy uses all Android mobile devices (nothing said about his choice of desktop or laptop), why? Because Apple missed the innovation boat for him.
This is a more than ironic post for this site, but even as someone who only watched the jailbreaking scene from the periphery, I can see jailbreaking isn’t what it used to be. Maybe jailbreaking is going to fade into an even-more niche activity than it already is. I read Jeff Benjamin’s reason’s why jailbreaking is waning in popularity, and thought I’d share there here as well.
It’s an unusually media heavy day for the normally very private Tim Cook. Tonight his interview with Brian Williams airs on NBC and Bloomberg Businessweek has published a long, and fascinating, interview with Tim Cook led by Businessweek’s Josh Tyrangiel. While portions of both interviews have been discussed alreadyâ€”Tim Cook Says Apple To Start Manufacturing Macs In USA SoonÂ andÂ Tim Cook: Television is an “Area of Intense Interest”â€”the discussions in the Businessweek interview are too compelling not to comment more on.