I must admit that I am a fan of Apple and everything they do. For me, their walled garden is perfect. I can do everything that I want to do on my iPhone: use Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, check my email, check the weather, play stupid games and use safari. And it all looks so neat and pretty. The few times that I have used someones Android phone, it just seemed so messy. Right now, I wouldn’t consider buying another brand for a phone, laptop or tablet (I’m still not convinced about Apple Tv though). Everything is just so connected with the iCloud- it would actually be a little inconvenient to not have Apple products. And good on Apple for making it this way… they know what they’re doing.
But after reading some articles on the web, my stance is slightly changing. Especially by this article http://www.webpronews.com/mozilla-slams-apples-walled-garden-philosophy-2012-05 (really good article, read it!)
“I am a web citizen and when I see that somebody in California can decide what I am allowed to install on a device that I paid for with my own money, that he will impose his own values that are not from my culture and are different from my context it seems very scary to me.” former Mozilla Europe President, Tristan Nitot.
It kind of is scary when you think about it. Aren’t we supposed to be prosumers, not consumers? However, I still think that Android mimics the chaos that is the world wide web, and I would rather stick to the walled garden than deal with that. Maybe in a couple of years I will convert.. unless Apple has sucked me in with some new product that I never knew I needed.
On a side note:
It seems that Apple is always in some sort of battle… Android, Samsung, and remember these old ads…?