And to be honest... Steve job's vision is coming true when close system is the best system. Look at the world right now. Google got Motorola. Microsoft got Nokia. Android is having an own smartphone. Microsoft launched it own tablet. Can you see the trend? Can you feel that it is similar to apple Eco system? To have everything just work out of the box.
You can say I am bias but I am not a hobbyist which allow people to use my system not the way I want it to. When you create something. You want people to use it the way you want them to be to maximum the productivity. That is the key.
As more and more close system is forming. I would love to see how Samsung and others PC company survive. They are getting lesser and lesser from the pie. The only work around is to lower down the price but it will hurt their profit.