Ex-Apple evangelist Guy Kawasaki: Macs still superior

But Android is better than iOS, Kawasaki cautions in exclusive interview with ITP.net

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Ex-Apple evangelist Guy Kawasaki: Macs still superior Kawasaki: I don't think anyone would use a PC by choice
By  Tom Paye Published  April 3, 2014

Though he hasn't worked at Apple for over 15 years, Guy Kawasaki, the tech giant's former chief evangelist, is still touting the Mac as a superior personal computer.

Kawasaki pioneered the concept of evangelism in the 1980s, when Apple launched the original Macintosh computer. And in an exclusive interview with ITP.net, 30 years on from the Macintosh's first launch, he still expressed admiration for the device.

"I don't think you'd go to work at a new job and, in your new employee orientation, when they say that you can use a Mac or a PC, you'd go for a PC. It's hard to imagine that happening," he told ITP.net.

When asked about the differences between Windows and Apple's Mac OS, Kawasaki simply said of Windows, "Yeah, it's not even close."

Kawasaki delivered a keynote speech at this week's Gartner Symposium, held in Dubai. The crux of his presentation focused on how to "enchant" customers with big ideas, as outlined in his latest book, Enchantment.

Much of the advice given in the book was based on experiences working at Apple from 1983 until 1987, he said.

"Apple was probably the biggest single influence in my life. It happened when I was young and impressionable, and it was very powerful," he explained.

Kawasaki, however, was less than kind about Apple's mobile offering, iOS. Last year, he joined Motorola as an advisor on product development, and has since made very public claims that he believes the Android operating system to be better than iOS.

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