Apple Music is a litmus test for future Apple apps coming to Android


  • It’s Me

    Under Jobs, Apple had iTunes for Windows. Quicktime for Windows. Safari for Windows. Filemaker for Windows. Bonjour for Windows. It wasn’t the norm but it wasn’t unheard of. Until Cook does a majority of Apple software on other platforms, it’s not that big a change.

  • Mo Dabbas

    I thought their Move to iOS was the test app.

    EDIT: I’ll put a /s so that people would know I’m being sarcastic

  • Raj Singh

    “Apple under CEO Tim Cook is often contrasted with what the company looked like just a few years ago when the late Steve Jobs was at the helm.”

    That’s an understatement. They don’t have the insight and, more importantly, the foresight he did. Now they follow trends because, unlike Steve Jobs, they’re way too timid to be disruptive.

    • It’s Me

      Based on what? Apple had primarily 4 really successfully disruptive products under Jobs. Bondi iMac, iPod, iPhone and iPad. And these were separated by years. 5 years between iMac and iPod. 6 years between iPod and iPhone and 3 years until the iPad. And the iPod wasn’t a major hit immediately, not really until gen 2 or 3. Jobs died in 2011, so it’s barely been 4 years.

      People seem to have formed a myth that Apple successfully entered new product category every few months under Jobs. Then they base their opinions on that fiction, which is puzzling.

    • Raj Singh

      I’m not sure what you’re question is but I was referring to the iMac, MacBook, iPod, iPhone and iPad over the course of years (not months) during his second tenure at Apple.
      They wanted to do TV but too timid. The watch is not extra ordinary. Now they’re attempting autonomous vehicles and VR because their revenues with their current portfolio are not sustainable over the long term.

    • It’s Me

      The question is, what’s changed post Jobs? Under jobs they went years between entering new categories as disrupters. Under Jobs they were apprehensive about a TV. Same as now. You’ve asserted that they aren’t the same without Jobs, that they just follow instead of disrupting but it seems based on a fiction of how Apple operated under Jobs.

  • Victor Creed

    I’d love to see iMessage on Android

  • danakin

    +1 for the photo with a Sony phone. Yes, that’s what I primatily took away from clicking this link.
    Correct me if I’m wrong but didn’t Steve Jobs once suggest imessage would become a cross-platform service?

    • Mr Dog

      I think, one of the major advantages of iMessage over other messaging platforms if the seamless integration. Heck, most people use iMessage without even knowing so.

      That would be very hard to replicate on android or windows mobile OS.