Hm, success breeds success breeds envy and so on?
let's see it positively, just once:-) !
Apple has been the pre-dominant supplier of ideas in the smartphone and computer market, and at the same time ensured system security and reliability on so far unseen levels, making (non-Apple!!) software fun to download AND use for the average citizen.
It seems that the complaints about lack of openness often comes rather from the greed of those who would like to participate even more in the huge cake thorwn in front of them, where they have not really contributed a lot, themselves.
If it would not be for Apple and the Appstore, where a "normal" person can choose a normally safe software, we would be still in the times where we would need to search for the apps on google, without that unified presentation and central source, with this slight tickle in the back of your mind "is it ok?".
Software license cost has come down, too, because of this as the the sheer number of downloads justify the lower prices, which again have led to the incredible number of downloads on a worldwide basis. This has democratized software away from the big developer houses and provided a chance for even the smallest entrepreneur to start a business, simply based on a good idea and cost free developer tools.
Fact of the matter is, that without the almost brutal insistence on control, the Apple experience would have suffered as well, and than we would have other, more serious complaints.