The customers, he said, just wanted something that worked and he was confident that this approach would triumph over the "mess" that was Android's multiple variants and different app stores.
The idea that somebody would buy an Apple product because it's a good option for somebody who just wants something that works, is, in my experience, laughable. Let me give you a little comparison, Steve. Here was my experience with my Android phone:
- I received the phone in the post.
- I took it out of the box.
- I charged it.
- I switched it on.
- It "just worked". It "just worked" incredibly well. I moved my contacts over by bluetooth. I connected it to my laptop as a standard drive and dragged and dropped my music and other files to it.
- Receive the phone in the post.
- Take it out of the box.
- Charge it.
- Switch it on.
- Find out that it refuses to work until it is connected to iTunes.
- Borrow a friend's PC, because there is no way to get the phone operational with your Ubuntu Linux laptop.
- Get phone working.
- Phone crashes.
- Go round to friend's house again.
- Get phone working again.