“Apple’s success gives it numerous benefits and privileges,” Mike Elgan writes for Computerworld. “One of these is that it gives Apple the ability to exert a previously unheard of level of control over both its App Store and its retail Apple Stores.”
“This has always been Apple’s modus operandi. But, increasingly, the more successful Apple gets, the more it seizes control,” Elgan writes. “Or could it be that Apple’s control freakery is the key to its success?”
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“Does Apple’s industry success and insurmountable dominance enable its unprecedented control over all aspects of its stores?” Elgan writes. “Or is the control freakery itself the secret to Apple’s success?”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Both.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]