“Apple is the only major tech gadget company that makes the whole widget, so to speak; hardware and software, fully differentiated by quality components, and iOS and macOS (and watchOS, tvOS; you get the idea),” Kate MacKenzie writes for Mac360. “What of Windows and Android, two of the world’s most used operating systems? They are both crutches for manufacturers.”
“Apple – with iOS and macOS – are the envy of Apple’s competitors,” MacKenzie writes “What’s the difference between an iPhone and a Samsung Galaxy S-whatever? iOS. What’s the difference between a high end Dell (sorry, there is no such thing) HP or Microsoft notebook and a MacBook? macOS.”
MacDailyNews Take: Well, and also inspired Jony Ive-led industrial design that the rest of the world just tries to ape.
“Now, to cap this off, what’s the difference between a $200 Huawei smartphone and an $800 Samsung Galaxy S-whatever? $600. They both run Android OS. What’s the difference between a $1,000 HP notebook and a $2,000 Microsoft Surface notebook? $1,000. They both run Windows 10,” MacKenzie writes. “See the problem?”
“Tizen [is] Samsung’s attempt to hedge its bet with Android and Google,” MacKenzie writes. “Chinese manufacturers– Huawei, Lenovo, Xiaomi, and others have begun to follow Samsung’s lead to be more like Apple by starting a variety of programs to develop their own Linux-based operating systems… Will these attempts succeed?”
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MacDailyNews Take: As we wrote back in August 2013:
The more confusion and disparate crap there is randomly floating around in the smartphone, tablet, vehicle, and other marketplaces, the better it is for Apple.
Even more so, people will flock to the OS that just works, offers a huge ecosystem, that is supported via a vast and growing network of retail stores, and that is owned and deployed solely by one extremely financially secure company. If you have a question about your Apple product, you ask Apple. Simple.
The rest of these companies all suffer from “Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen” syndrome. If you have a problem with your POS clipboard-sized Samsung piece of plastic, who do you call?
Samsung: “Oh, no, we only do the hardware. Try Google.”
Have fun trying to call Google.
Samsung: “Oh, it’s a Tizen phone? Okay, Try Intel.”
There are people who buy genuine Apple products and then there are those who subject themselves to half-assed, upside-down and backwards knockoffs of Apple products (Dell, HP, Windows, Samsung, Android, Zune, HTC, Motorola, Toshiba, Surface, Kindle Fire, Lenovo, etcetera).
It’s like an IQ test. It makes it really easy to decide who’s worth talking to in Starbucks.
Huawei working on its own OS to escape ‘the crutch of Android’ – June 24, 2016