Whether the recent move of Apple to demand 30% of the profits on subscriptions on newspapers and magazines will have an adverse effect. Media has always supported iOS as they saw it as an ideal platform to get more income in their struggling industry. Many big newspapers have launched iPhone and Pad apps. Some even provided a free iPad if you took a subscription (in Europe). They have all reacted with frustration and disappointment.
Would a less enthusiastic media have an effect on the iPad sales? Less free commercials and Apple is lately more negatively reported on.
Also, I do not agree that different Android shells are negative. It's more of a selling point. I do not like the stock Android, but do like Sense of HTC. Others might like Droid or iOS for example, a flavour for everyone. It only takes a bit of playing to get accustomed with the shell.
BUT I do see a major problem with updates for Android. The masses might not notice it in the beginning, but a brand who never or rarely updates their devices, especially the premium smartphones, do risk to get a bad name in the long run. Or do I overestimate the masses?
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