“If Apple’s walled garden is so good, why does it need these walls to keep us in?”
From “iPhone? AirPods? MacBook? You Live in Apple’s World. Here’s What You Are Missing.” ($) in the weekend Wall Street Journal:
Those of us living with multiple Apple gadgets know the garden is pretty darn nice. We’re suffering no more than that person seated in first class next to the lavatory. But are we missing out?
I set up camp in the increasingly harmonious Android/Windows garden, talked to experts and dug through court documents. In the end, I found three strong reasons to justify Apple’s garden—and three strong reasons we need more holes in its walls.
Cue the video:
My take: By the end it’s clear that Stern is happier inside the garden than out.