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Subject: Re: Its the Software Stupid Date: 11/1/2013 1:15 AM
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0gre says

Android is devouring the tablet consumers who just need a base tablet with little in the way of custom apps. But the iPad's app advantage is only increasing and pushing deeper into niches and custom applications. Exactly the sort of vertical uses that are expensive to replicate and which get entrenched into business processes.

And if I may continue the thought, Apple's app advantage comes because they provide a wall-to-wall development environment where every tool is first-rate*, and an app store deal where the customers know you've passed some pretty strict vetting before they ever see your app.

This developer experience requires a huge effort from Apple, and note this well: it all depends on Apple's notorious "closed" platform. It is a hugely attractive proposition to most developers.

*Oh, OK, once in a while there's a buggy version of Xcode. But they fix it.
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