Linked by mjhi11 on Thu 16th Sep 2010 20:13 UTC
Apple I love OSNews, but it does seem like some of its editors enjoy just a little too much taking a good natured jab at Apple upon occasion (well, more like every chance that particular editor can get). I thought it time for a little good news and analysis about Apple that critics often overlook.
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The Apple railroad is the problem
by bundybear on Fri 17th Sep 2010 01:13 UTC
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Until Apple changes its philsophy to the owner of the piece of equipment they have purchased, they will stay below 20% marketshare. The Apple way or the highway is major stumbling block for the vast majority of computer and phone users who want to be able to use their equipment the way they want to. While Apple has maintained a "fad wave" with their products, they are yet to truly dominate any market.

There is simply too much business model in their product line up. Too many restrictions in usability rules, too many value-chains (for them) built into the processes surrounding iTunes or the AppStore, too much "do as we say" mentality. Ironically, the Superbowl commercial introducing the Macintosh way back in the 1980's showed a Big Brother and eluded to IBM being that big brother (a play on big blue), but, as with most cult-like behaviours, Apple puts that sort of imagery right in your face, say they aren't like that, then turn around and railroad you into their world, and then say its your fault for not liking their way.

No Apple products for me, thank you.

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