Apple’s role as gatekeeper has drawn ardent praise and provoked sharp criticism. Though iOS had become an incredibly successful platform, where hundred of millions of users gobble up app after app at a pace unmatched by the OS’s rivals, problems have arisen along the way.
And as iOS continues to mature, Apple’s tight grip onto its mobile ecosystem is beginning to make evolution and growth hard for developers who have contributed significantly to the platform’s success.
This was Apple, standing up and saying to all the pundits, to all the analysts, to everyone demanding a low price iPhone:
No, you in the tech press and on Wall Street do NOT understand Apple, but we believe that normal people love us, love our products, and will continue to buy, start to buy, or aspire to buy.