If you argue that the 86% is the case on certain demographics, then the same can be argued about macOS.
My prediction: If Apple opened the garden, even for a 'developer only' mode, I would imagine unregulated app stores would go up overnight, with wikihow articles on how to enable and install them, followed by a large amount of the technically illiterate (speaking from experience) trying to get free games, or 'add new emojis'.
Users can't be trusted, and if consumer desktop operating systems were designed today, they wouldn't have the freedom they currently have.
: https://gs.statcounter.com/os-market-share/desktop/united-st... (Not entirely sure on the accuracy/gathering of this data, but it had the easy filtering and seems to line up with both of our data points)
I agree some people would do it... but I doubt it would be such a large number. Do you have any data about this?
Users can already do that in Windows, macOS, and Android. From my anecdotal experience very few do it.
No, nothing more than anecdotal. But I'd argue 'some people' when you're operating on the scale of the hundreds of millions-billions that Apple operates at, would still be hundreds of thousands of support requests from users who have inadvertently made their phone unusable (using some jailbreak tweaks as a reference) to extremely annoying (referencing many android apps that abuse push notifications for advertising).
> Users can already do that in Windows, macOS, and Android. From my anecdotal experience very few do it.
I used to work IT for a school system, and I had an entirely different experience. Teachers would occasionally ask for help with their personal laptops (without our AD) and they were near universally a minefield of toolbars and adware. There's obviously some self-selection in there, but if the 5% of teachers couldn't handle a computer responsibly, that would be a big problem for Apple if they added more ways for users to screw themselves.
Of course, all this is anecdotal, so I'm not expecting this conversation to really convert either of us.
But yeah, without any solid data we will both stick to our anecdotal experiences.
MacOS used to be a more developer friendly.