If I want to become a developer, is the Mac Desktop a good choice or is iOS the future of things? Especially for an independent developer I mean. Also, can an individual be competitive in the desktop area, or is that for big corporations with large teams only now?
Which do you want to do?
Mac is still pretty small. also it seems like a lot of the good apps for the mac is made by independent developers.
iOS and Mac OS X is very much the same. One has a mouse the other has touch libraries.(and a number of other differences) but the language is the same.
the mac would be easier simply because you don’t have to spend $99 to run a mac app on a mac. (you have to pay apple $99/year to put your iOS apps on an actual iOS device.)
so you could program for one or the other… or BOTH!