Apple is more of a control freak than Microsoft

Microsoft has always being the control freak and for years has been the enemy for techies. Now it faces a serious contender for the throne of big baddy of the tech world: Apple. Microsoft is famous for controlling the way users use its software. Now, Apple wants to control how its users are holding the IPhone 4, a fault means that reception is poor when held in certain ways. Steve Jobs when asked about it just responded 'Don't hold it like that.'
So now, let the war begin. Microsoft vs. Apple. Who is the biggest control freak??
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Apple is more of a control freak than Microsoft

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Apple is making its products more and more simple

As technology reaches wider and wider consumer bases, the need to simplify tech products has increased. With the iPhone and iPad, we've seen a decrease in the level of customisation available to users. The jailbreaking technique, to allow users to install non Apple-approved applications is continually stymied by updates from Apple for no reason but to preserve their brand image as an 'it just works' product. Microsoft has always tried to increase the ability of users to play with their software, while Apple would like to see everything locked down with everyone using the exact same product.

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It is good business to be in control!

Any successful business could be classified as a control freak! Businesses do not survive market conditions if they are not able to analyse the market, predict the market and trying to influence where that market is heading. On an individual level, yes this may be seen as a negative trait, however, when it comes to business, it is a necessary condition for ultimate success. Being that both Microsoft and Apple are major contenders in the information technology market place, they are both equally ‘control freaks’.

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