The Apple ecosystem is the Apple environment. This environment will
allow to keep the user on Apple brand devices by offering links and
features available only between these different devices.
The different connected objects
Apple's iPhone and Mac are the basic objects of this ecosystem,
i.e. the objects necessary for the proper functioning of this alchemy
between the different products.
They both work, regardless of the model, under Apple's operating
system "IOS". The applications available on the latter are obtained via
the "App store", i. e. the Apple application market, applications that
are specially designed for this system and which can only be developed
via this system.
Applications running under IOS are coded in Swift which is Apple's
programming language. You can only create applications for iPhone and
Mac with XCode software, which is exclusive to Apple. So to be an Apple
developer, you need at least one MacBook, or an Apple product.
The Apple Watch is the connected watch from Apple. Once linked to
your iPhone, you can answer calls, send messages, change music via this
watch without taking your iPhone out.
It is obvious that this watch only works with Apple
AirPods are wireless headphones designed by Apple that can be
connect to all Apple products via Bluetooth.
HomePods are Apple's smart speakers that use "Siri", Apple's voice
Equipped with a Mac or iPhone, having AirPods and HomePods is very
interesting: I can listen to music everywhere with impressive ease. The
simple fact of equipping myself with my AirPods will mute the sound of
my HomePods and transfer my music to my ears, I'm far away from my
Mac/iPhone to change music? No problem, I just have to use my Apple
Watch or ask Siri to do it for me via my HomePods. This is Apple's
Advantages and disadvantages
|-Instant synchronization between all Apple devices|
|-Almost innate ease of use|
|-Difficulty to get away from this environment, therefore to buy
a product other than Apple|
Apple's ecosystem is very closed to the outside world. When you are
installed with all these features, it is difficult to get out because it
makes interaction with connected objects just easier.
However, a user who is not yet involved in this ecosystem may find
it repulsive from the outside: Nowadays, you need special headphones to
listen to music via the iPhone; to develop an iPhone application, you need
a Mac; to access your personal music on the iPhone, you have to go through
iTunes... But once all these configurations are in place, the "alchemy"
between all these devices then turns all these blocks seen from the
outside as restrictions into a freedom.
It should be noted that all applications that can be downloaded via
the App store are secure. Indeed, it is extremely difficult to have any
virus on an iPhone unlike phones under the Android operating system using
the Play store which contains more applications, but which is less secure
and less qualitative.