Originally Posted by GQB
Its hilarious to see people sing the doom of iPhone because it doesn't fulfill the wishes of every last developer.
You totally missed the point - I was commenting from the standpoint of a user.
For the ones who count (the actual purchasers) there will be more great applications coming at them than they know what to do with. And finding/installing them will be easier than any other platform (and I'll wager that includes Android-based apps.)
That will likely be true of Android also. The point is the consumer will likely have several Android platforms to choose from along with manufactures. Choice is a powerful motivating factor with respect to consumer hardware, with Apple you currently get one phone and one tablet to choose from. That is a problem and is one of the reasons I was disappointed with the WWDC debut of the new phones.
Gab by developers on this list reminds me of Washington insider talking heads who think the world stops and ends at the Potomac and don't have a clue what's going on in the rest of the country.
You are assuming everybody here is a developer, likely a big mistake. Further even a developer needs to understand the dynamics of the market place.
BTW, how is that Apple has to 'catch up' with something that doesn't even exist in the wild yet?
Read for content please. The catching up comes when the market if flooded with Android hardware.