Monday, October 18, 2010

Can the iPhone Thrive in Apple’s Closed Ecosystem? - NYTimes.com

Check the link below for a timely Apple reality check

“Having a tightly controlled ecosystem, which is what Apple has, is a large short-term advantage and a large long-term disadvantage,” said Mitchell Kapor, who as founder of the Lotus Development Corporation is a veteran of the PC-versus-Mac wars, and is now an investor in app makers. “The question is, how long is the short term?”

But for all the similarities in Apple’s approaches to mobile computing and desktop computing, there are plenty of differences, and most analysts doubt that history will repeat itself.

Can the iPhone Thrive in Apple’s Closed Ecosystem? - NYTimes.com

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