Apple’s Rivals See an Edge in Using Wireless Accessories - NYTimes.com: " . . .“At some point Apple’s obsession with having control over everything that is associated with its products may wind up biting it,” Mr. Horwitz said. The Bluetooth standard for wireless connections has allowed accessory makers to build products that can work with many kinds of devices because they no longer have to worry about a physical hook. Other phone makers like Samsung and tablet-computing device makers like Amazon have become strong alternatives in the eyes of gadget shoppers. And Apple itself provided an opening for competitors when it changed the way its phones connect to other devices, aggravating both its business partners and consumers. Now accessory makers are eager, even obliged, to think beyond Apple. . . "
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