Originally Posted by elsid13
But there is major difference. Apple completely owns it supply chain and all the product (from design to it's sell point), Google is dependent on others and any and all risk in everyone supple chains. It is very interesting business case, can Google and "virtual" network partnership overcome network sole source provider.
Apple gets a lot of it's best designs from it's open source community. Apple's lower development costs combined with it's deep pockets make it an intriguing business model.
No business model is perfect. A&P dominated grocery store business for many years and then suddenly disappeared like White Castle, Packard, and Studebaker.