“There is something good and positive to be said about Disneyland that also can be said about Apple. Both are carefully cultivated, highly orchestrated, fine-tuned ecosystems that cater to hundreds of millions of very happy customers,” Ron McElfresh writes for Mac360. “Meanwhile, Microsoft, Google, and Samsung have something in common with each other that is not common to Apple or the company’s products or their growing customer base.”
“Millions of smartphone and tablet customers recognize Android’s growing fragmentation problem,” McElfresh writes. “[And what about] Samsung’s need to provide a security suite to guard the Galaxy line against a growing field of Android malware? The situation is similar to the problems Microsoft has with Windows. Discriminating smartphone and tablet customers trust Apple products more than cheaper look-alikes. Cheap sells, of course, but not for long.”
McElfresh writes, “Just as alert Windows PC users flocked to the Mac because of its better atmosphere, Apple will continue to gain customers at the expensive of cheap Android devices, as well as BlackBerry and Nokia customers who are worried about the future of their chosen platform. Apple represents safety, security, and comfort, while Google, Microsoft, and even Samsung represent a more fragmented, convoluted, and unsure platform.”
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