Opinion: Is the iOS vs Android battle headed down the same path as Mac vs PC?

Interesting article about the iOS vs. Android debate is like the Mac vs. PC debate. What do you think? You’ll also find a video with all the PC vs. Mac ads from 2006 to 2009. Funny!

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Yesterday, well-respected venture capitalist Mary Meeker released her annual Internet Trends Report. Inside the over 200 slide PowerPoint were some interesting numbers relating to the continuing battle between iOS and Android. As we reported last night, Meeker’s report showed iOS continue to decline in marketshare, while Android continues to gain. In many ways, the current split between Android and iOS in terms of market share and unit shipments is very similar to the split between Mac and PC shipments and marketshare. And it’s been a long time coming for Apple.

With the iPhone, Apple took a similar strategy as it took many years ago with the Macintosh. It introduced a revolutionary device that was priced much higher than existing products on the market, but it also offered features and capabilities that had never been available before. The original iPhone came in at $499 and $599 on-contract, which were unheard of prices at the time.

When Apple first introduced the…

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