Apple and MLB: Nobody can deny the fact that sports and technology are closely related in many ways. For example, fans rely on technology, such as the use of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) devices to watch games, keep up with their favorite team, and manage their fantasy leagues. And of course, a growing number of teams are relying on technology as a means of getting a leg up on the competition.
With all this in mind, everybody has to pick sides when it comes to which device and operating system they rely on. This holds true for fans, players, and team executives among others.
Is it possible that Major League Baseball (MLB) prefers Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) over the competition?
Well, we don’t know about the league as a whole but Bob Bowman, the guy who runs Major League Baseball Advanced Media, is a huge fan of Apple Inc.
With all that being said, Bowman is not about to write off the competition. In fact, in this video posted by the Wall Street Journal, he talks in depth about the competition including the fact that many of his users are turning to Android powered devices, such as those from Samsung.
Here is what Bowman had to say about Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), when prompted by the host to discuss what the company has done for him in the past:
“Apple takes its share of lumps, and at times the railroad tracks are pretty narrow with which they operate. But they run a great store and it’s a great phone, and they have created an ecosystem that is really pretty good. There are a lot of competitors now, whereas there didn’t use to be, but yea, Apple is a nice partner and they promote it.”
The host then goes on to ask Bowman an interesting question about the split between iOS and Android users. Here is what Bowman shared with the audience:
“It is iOS and Android, the other is less than a percentage point. It is really two operating systems and we hope BlackBerry comes back, we think the Z10 is a nice device and hopefully the Q10 will be a nice device but right now it’s the two. And its narrowing, it used to be about 80/20 and now its 70/30 iOS to Android.”
As you can see, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is still out in front according to MLB.com digital head Bob Bowman. That being said, he is seeing more and more people switch to Android.
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