Would would have happened if the World Wide Web would have been a walled garden protected by an entity against malicious content & agents?

4/ At this point, Apple doesn’t even have to push for a richer ecosystem. They just need to maintain the perception that is richer.

3/ The ecosystem and the apps in it are literally everything. If you don’t build/evolve your product as/into a platform, you are DOA.

2/ Yet, Apple dominates because of the richest ecosystem. Who controls florid ecosystems can enforce prices not matching engineering delta.

1/ Both Samsung & Xiaomi are showing remarkable engineering skills so that difference w iPhone is increasingly irrelevant for general public