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I love my iPhone but one of the issues is that when you lead an industry you become the target. If the industry moves towards an open platform, that could pose problems to the revenue streams of third party software producers. In addition, many of the apps will not crossover immediately. The other side of this is the ability to go across multiple smart phone platforms without major issues Apple has been working on this by opening up the software to anyone who wishes to work. Over time may of the major iPhone App producers could abandon Apple if they find more money with the other groups.