Cyber Security Pioneer Predicts Apple’s Closed Philosophy Will End Its Dominance

29 Nov 2012

Be: Brad Reed, Yahoo! News

In an interview with Reuters, cyber security expert and Kaspersky Lab CEO Eugene Kaspersky said that Apple (AAPL) won’t be able to sustain its growth following its closed philosophy. The Cupertino-based company is known for its tight integration of hardware and software throughout its computer, music, smartphone and tablet line of devices. Despite this, Apple has seen great success and at one point cornered the music, mobile and tablet market. In recent times, however, the iPhone maker has lost market share from increased competition from both Google (GOOG) and Microsoft (MSFT).

“Now I think it is time for open systems like Android,” Kaspersky said. “I’m sure that Apple will lose their market share.”