Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Saturday August 22, 2015

Don’t Be Apple

I think we can all agree that Apple makes elegant products. They feel good in your hands, and their software tends to provide a smooth experience. But like this writer, I think their walled-garden approach is a huge turn-off.

It’s because they have, I think, an almost Shakespearean tragic flaw: their obsession with centralized corporate control of the devices they sell. Apple sells fantastic hardware, and excellent software آ… and tries to maintain an iron-fisted grip on both, throughout their lifespan. Even its defenders tend to admit: "Apple is always arrogant, controlling, and inflexible, and sometimes stingy."