Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 29th May 2013 16:59 UTC
Apple At the D11 conference, Apple CEO Tim Cook once again took the stage to be interviewed by Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher. While most of the interview can be replicated by picking and reading 10 random Apple fanblog stories - there were still a number of very interesting things that warrant some closer scrutiny.
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RE[7]: Missing Steve Jobs
by Tony Swash on Fri 31st May 2013 16:45 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Missing Steve Jobs"
Tony Swash
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2009-08-22

I guess I really poked a few of your buttons.

Of course average iOS device users install more software, which they do because it's cheap and safe and they have a simple enormous library of apps to choose from. That's freedom, that's choice.

The average number of apps sold per iOS user is 89. Fifty billion iOS apps have been download. 750,000 apps in the App Store. 250,000 new apps added last year. This is Tsunami of apps, a cornucopia of choice. Talk about lack of freedom in this context is just silly and juvenile. Apple's curated App store has been the biggest empowerment mechanism for users of computer devices and writers of software ever invented. And it's growing at a phenomenal rate.

Some people don't like the curated software model, and those people are free of course to choose an alternative uncurated platform, but what really ticks them off is that the model they don't like hundreds of millions of people do like and it's a raging success.

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