Originally Posted by SolipsismX
Unfortunately for them that mantra no longer works with an ecosystemed
market. You have to build for the experience which means getting multiple devices working fluidly together. It doesn't look like anyone has a handle on that except Apple.
The gap between Apple and the competition is growing by the day. It's not about the specs on the phones and tablets anymore. It just isn't and the droid fans just don't get that.
Who does the whole widget like Apple? Apple does industrial design, chip design, hardware design and engineering, in-house OS and broad apps development all tuned to the hardware, content through iTunes, cloud services through iCloud, etc. all the way to the best retail stores in any
industry. Apple is light years ahead.
It's so funny to read the haters saying that Apple is "catching up" since the 4G has been out so long and that others have quad-core chips, blah-blah-blah...
They just simply don't get it. Well, that's good. Let them wallow in their ignorance and delusions.
I've got two Macs, two iPhones, two iPads, an iPod touch and the AT2 at home all sync'ing and working together beautifully without any wires and even my very tech-averse wife and kids are putting all the stuff to great use without any problems.
My wife just marvels at the whole system that complements the decor in the house with its classy minimalism - no unsightly wires to be seen anywhere. All the racks of CDs and DVDs are gone as well now that I have all of that stuff on iTunes and iCloud and played through AirPlay throughout the home.
Now my brother, a hardcore Windows guy who has always scoffed at all things Apple for many years, is getting the 4S and is looking at the Mac and iDevice ecosystem in my home with a great deal of interest. Already got my parents converted as well and I'm working on more friends to convert.
All I have to do is just show how it all works and they get very quiet with an utmost seriousness in their eyes. I know what they're thinking: "Hmmm... I need
this in my home too. How much will this cost?"