Ahhhh, here we are again, “Apple vs Android”. Another throwback to BCM112. The general idea is:
Apple: Closed off
Instead of essentially copying and pasting the blog I wrote for this in BCM112, I’m going to implement the idea of the walled garden from last week into this.
Social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and others all hold Walled Gardens, as they are centrally controlled, and all users of these platforms operate in the platforms own little world, otherwise known as the Walled garden. Not only is the idea relevant to social media platforms, but also to companies i.e Apple
It is clear when I examine my friendship group that Apple is the most popular product, out of 15 people I can think of that I’m friends with, only 2 own an Android phone, and the rest own Iphones. This leads me to think that the development of media today has shaped humans to rely on centrally controlled products or platforms rather than free? or maybe they just like Apple?
Apple has really created a Walled Garden for their products and users, as you can only sync music from Itunes into your Iphone, and connect the Apple Watch and now, the bluetooth Apple earphones for Bluetooth. While Android has some of these features, it has a lot more freedom in their products and applications to be able to be used more freely.