Bovine Herders vs. Native Americans
Okay—I get it. We humans tend to bin groups as Us vs. Them. So now it’s iOS vs. Android, framed in the context of Windows vs Macs.
But is this really the same story? What defines Winners and Losers? If you’re out of the market, I guess you’re the loser. What if you have the largest market cap? Do you win?
As others pointed out, Mac developer conferences are also well attended. Isn’t this about two ecosystems with good support? And as long as developers are able to make money, aren’t they going to support those platforms?
There are hundreds of millions of iOS devices, and probably billions of Android devices by now. They’re not each going to disappears in a puff of smoke. Let them compete to our benefit. In our need for ridiculous analogies, let me finish by saying there are 1.35 billion people in China. It must be all over for the Swiss then.
(IUnless, of course, this is link bait, in which case, carry on.)