Apple’s revolutionary “iPhone offers companies unique advantages when it comes to keeping costs down – and those advantages aren’t likely to be found in Android devices,” Ryan Faas writes for Cult of Mac.
“These advantages boil down to Apple’s consistency in its products. With the exception of storage capacities and color, Apple only makes a single iPhone 4S model. That model may be locked to a specific carrier, but the hardware and OS is the same on every iPhone 4S in the world,” Faas writes. “That consistency of iOS continues through other models like the iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS – no different skins from manufacturers and no customizations or apps installed by carriers. That’s a great feature for consumers, but it also offers two important cost management factors for companies that opt to be iPhone-specific.”
Fass writes, “First is the cost of internal app development… Second, and less obvious, is that the freedom from carrier-specific models, skins, or features makes the iPhone very portable…”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]