Why Android is the Best Thing to Happen to Apple

Posted by Michael Pinto on Apr 24, 2013 in Tech |

1995 – Macintosh 5200 LC

On Hacker News I came across this amazing vintage Steve Jobs quote: “The Mac user interface was a 10-year monopoly,” says Jobs. “Who ended up running the company? Sales guys. At the critical juncture in the late ’80s, when they should have gone for market share, they went for profits. They made obscene profits for several years. And their products became mediocre. And then their monopoly ended with Windows 95. They behaved like a monopoly, and it came back to bite them, which always happens.”

So if you think about it Google getting into mobile and Samsung doing well is the best thing that’s happened to Apple over the last few years. If the iPhone had a monopoly it would make Apple very lazy company in the short term which over the long run would kill the company.

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