Actually compared to some markets, the marine
market is quite forward thinking and this is in part due to the good work that the NMEA
When you think of all the competing marine electronics
manufacturers whose equipment
can be connected together via NMEA0183 or NMEA2000, it is quite amazing really and although not perfect, has certainly made things a lot easier and open.
Apple have Billions of dollars of revenue to invest in their "sand boxed" environment
developers to create products within. The result is a very efficient eco-system where things usually just work and end users have a very nice experience.
The total marine electronics
market is a fraction of the Apple market and is spread across perhaps a dozen "large" manufacturers (everything is relative) and a host of other smaller companies and even "one man band" developers.
I think it is probably unrealistic to expect the "Apple Experience" in every aspect of your life, but we can all try !