Bendgate! iOS 8 Bugs! I don’t know how often I hear this. The newest Iphone 6 has met with a wide range of bugs and criticism. Anyone remember the antenna problems from previous iphones? The Iphone is always having issues. Why respect Apple, some say. Android you can do anything with, it has awesome phones. Apple is a marketing company they are a subpar engineering company!
But every time an issue has risen apple has responded. There has to be something said about that. pro·pri·e·tar·y, It’s a big word so I decided to give you the exact pronunciation. Proprietary. It’s defined as of or relating to an owner or ownership, or while that is how our friend Merriam Webster defines it. Regardless its something that makes Apple different. Each design and every piece of their technology is theirs. To get something on iTunes, Apple has a very selective process versus Android’s open apps. They take pride in everything they do. Many people forget Android is a software company first, then a hardware. While several sets of hardware are manufactured to run on Google’s mobile platform not all of them run the same specs. For the past couple of years various Google various have come out on a number of phones. This is not the case with Apple, as each phone is developed with their own software system. You know what your going to get with the iPhone. But this is not start the Apple vs. iPhone debate. That can rest for another time. This is the issue of when did everyone start working together?
The second definition of proprietary is ownership. Who owns ownership in one platform? Once the finger is pointed who will take the blame? Will anybody? In February of 2013 the F35 suffered another drawback. On February 21, 2013 the pentagon ordered a grounding of all F35 aircraft after discovering a crack in a turbine blade. All fingers pointed to Manufacture Lockheed Martin. This just served as another letdown in the program. With delays and more additional spending added every day many people questioned the project. A lot of people were quick to blame Lockheed martin. And to blame they did with talks on congress. Their names were all over that jet. But like the Android phone even though their name was on it the engines were not theirs, they were Pratt & Whitney’s. Thus, why were they not in the news?
My Question is what ever happen to proprietary equipment. Whatever happened to one company making a product and supporting one product? Proprietary equipment offers many benefits, such as one company being able to take responsible for their actions. The old saying “Too many hands in the cookie jar” now rivals the great statement “become good at one thing, and run with it”. To many things have become incorporate with other too many things. Is this our inevitable downfall with technology?
So next time you see a piece of technology ask yourself who made it, and who is responsible for it. If something was to fail on this who could I contact for help? Will I have to go through several hoops to get my answer? The answer may shock you. Proprietary companies are a dying breed. There is no “one company and their rivals” anymore. Everyone is linked together except for the proprietary companies. And I have always had something for the little guy by himself.