No techno-gadget maker does a better job of segregating classes of users than Apple. Kate MacKenzie explains:
Call it what you will, but the battle between Apple’s iOS on iPhone and iPad vs. Google’s Android OS is an odd match of class distinctions. This is an old argument but with a twist.
The distinctions are many and varied between each; not just socioeconomic, but also monetary.
What prevents the great unwashed masses of Android and Windows users from switching platforms to engage with life in Apple’s walled garden of iOS and macOS? As it is with much in life– money and knowledge. Apple’s products have a higher entry price, but total cost of ownership can be less that comparable competitors. Apple’s customers are considered discerning owners who recognize value that others do not see.