"WSJ: Will the smartphone market follow the PC market, where Apple is a niche player?Apple's Tim Cook Discusses Emerging Markets and Plans for Cash - Digits - WSJ
Cook: I don’t view it that way. There are several reasons. If you look back at the Mac/Windows battle that was going on at the time, you’d find that one of the things that was the catalyst for separating Mac from Windows share was applications. There was a vast, vast difference in the number of applications that was available for the Macintosh than what was available on Windows. Over time, that gap grew and grew and grew. And in fact, the Mac began to lose some key applications. We have over a million apps on iOS. We have over half-million that have been optimized for iPad. That half-million compares to 1,000 for Android tablets. That’s one of the reasons, although not the only reason, why the experience on Android tablets is so crappy because the app is nothing more than a stretched out smartphone app."
Saturday, February 08, 2014
Apple's Tim Cook Discusses Emerging Markets and Plans for Cash - Digits - WSJ
Excerpt from an extensive Tim Cook interview