Joe Wilcox on the iPhone’s Competitive Advantage

Smart piece by Joe Wilcox:

Apple’s platform will grow stronger and maintain huge advantages over competitors as long as there continues to be one iPhone OS version for all handsets from all carriers. Apple did something quite extraordinary with the original iPhone launched in June 2007: It broke carriers’ control over mobile operating system updates. Rather than there being multiple mobile OS versions, further fragmented by carrier distribution, Apple controls and distributes the updates.

Thursday, 19 February 2009