re: Why Apple Will Never Equal Sony
If you were to ditch iPhone for Android, you would have to cancel your contract, ensure that the applications you use (iTunes, Facetime, iCloud, Apple's App Store, third-party apps) are available on Android... many of them are not. You would have to transfer your bookmarks, locations, pictures, files, e-mail, calendar, etc. You would have to adjust to the new UI, app locations, etc. If you were to replace your Sony 42' TV with a Samsung 42' TV, you just unplug one and plug in the other. There is no ecosystem, learning curve, apps and content left behind, etc. That is not to say that it is impossible, or even all that difficult, to migrate from iPhone to Android or Mac to Windows or vice versa. There are just more hassles which act as competitive barriers to replacement. It is the same reason your bank wants you to link a bunch of accounts to your checking account. It makes it is hassle to change bank services.