Just a few days back I posted an article in response to Nilay Patel's (The Verge) article on how Google is getting better at design faster than Apple is getting better at web services. Again let me emphasize what the great man said,
I was using a Macbook Pro for five years before swapping it for one the new unibody macbooks, not because it was getting slower, only because the newer ones were lighter; for five years over three operating systems! I have never been able to use a Windows machine for more than a year or two without it getting extremely slow and cluttered. Explanations with lots of technical details and specs can be given for pages, but finally it does not matter if the experience is unsatisfactory. Apple will remain the king of design while Google the emperor of web services, it will be awhile before either one catches up to the other in the other's field of expertise.