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and I'm still using a iPhone 4s (2011) and iPad 2 .    Granted both are at 8.1  And that is the issue...  Most Android users have no easy way to update their OS, and Google doesn't care.   And Apple sweats the fact to support a device software wise for at least 2 years (more like 4).  Google and the Android Cabal.... not so much.
I think you're wrong in that Google does drive some level of innovation and is less limited in how it can garner profit.    Google can compete with Apple on the SW/services side.  Samsung cannot.  And services (not the HW) is the end game.Part of Google's evil genius is that they are pushing the envelope in many directions.   Not happy with being their own CDN, Google is looking at pulling fiber to get household lockin.    Google can support all hardware, Samsung cannot....
 re: main article - those of us old enough to remember, harken back to the days when Excel on a Mac was better than Excel on a PC (primarily due to the underlying Windows/DOS conflagration).   Maybe Gates is saying 2015 will be "1985 all over again" It's only notable in that MS has fully embraced subscription licensing.  Supporting Android for free is like getting an AOL CD in the mail, low cost to deliver, and if 1% convert and pay for a full office 365 subscription, they...
and...  iWork is a distant last place for corporate markets.   MSO and Office365 are the smooth glide path transition for corporate subscription based services... I see this as the 'oh, you use MSO at work, here's a free iOS tool for home use, so you can BYOD, yet, not use your Corp Subscription to plink on stuff (then upload it to your work device and have the full suite of capabilities).  It's Microsoft being microsoft, something for free to get 2 subscriptions out of...
I've heard 4 stories through my sister (friends with a few props/set design people)1) Apple gladly pays for on screen placement of their equipment.... by providing lots of devices (not much $$... only when you see 'promotional consideration' is when $$ is spent). ( See Number 4) 2) Set designers love that that there are no words or Intel inside stickers on apple products  that are visible  from a distance, and in post production, they can easily remove the apple logos and...
  App usage is important, but it's the big 5 (photo/instagram/pinterest, Facebook, email, eBay, amazon, twitter), that drive smartphone usage.   Otherwise your on point.
in fact, it's the reason Apple is winning (e.g. holding huge market share in a field of hundreds of device manufacturers).   Apple's implementation is what Computer/Network Security geeks have been pining for for years.   End to end trust built in, not added on. I remember sitting through days of DoD Orange book training, and in the end, the instructor said, "Unless you can establish trust from the fingertip to the Ferrite (disk drive), all attempts to introduce...
640K is all you'll ever need.
+1. Nailed it. Apple lets the market do market research for it.   The iPod line evolved behind just about everyone.  The iPhone wasn't the first touch screen phone.  The iPad Mini was 'lowering the umbrella' to keep competitors out from under.  Adding cameras, etc.  Heck... NFC.   Apple wasn't the first, but it used the market to determine if there was a 'quality' people wanted, apple added it with a complete consumer solution, instead of a 'spec check' item. Apple early...
no.   You're misrepresenting Steve's words. Those are Yugos. or Geo Trackers. or Matadors.  Built Cheap and sold cheap.  Built to be marketed, not sought after because of quality of workmanship, duty life, resale value. A 'Truck' is a heavy duty computing platform.  A PC.  expandable. 'manual' transmission (windows keyboard mouse CLI, bat files, compilers, etc.).  Something a professional needs, but consumers have grown up thinking they need, because it was all that was...
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