Pointless Advantages

Pointless Advantages

John Gruber writes:

That Cocoa is at the heart of iPhone app development gives credence to Steve Jobs’s claim that the iPhone is “five years ahead” of anyone else. What other phone or PDA OS has developer tools and frameworks that compare to Cocoa?

Since third party developers have been locked out (because we can’t have one rogue app bringing the entire West Coast network offline), how is this an advantage? No matter how cool the developer tools might be, when you take the community out of the development equation, who’s listening?