- Mar 11, 2011
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- Cranbrook, Kent, UK
jtrosky said:Here's a new one - what would happen if Apple started to license iOS to other tablet developers? I don't know - I have a feeling that if Apple did that, most vendors would be running iOS on their tables and Apple would have even more market domination.
Actually, that's just how Apple screwed themselves before, right? They only license their OS to run on their MAC hardware. Meanwhile, Microsoft let everyone and their mother run Windows on any hardware - that's why Windows dominates right now... I see the same type of thing happening with iOS - actually, it already is happening for phones - that's why Android is now more popular than iOS - because it runs on anyones hardware.
I think you are missing the fact that MS are a software producer and Apple are a hardware producer, two completely different entities. Apple are unlikely to ever license there OS to anyone else.
Are Apple screwing themselves? Have you checked out their commercial figures, if that is a company screwing themselves then I'd love to run such an awful company!