"The fact that we still get blank stares from IT people or sales people when we say "Mac" echoes this problem. I would think that nearly 30 years after the brand was established and they own a whole LOT of the electronic marketplace in different aspects that a company like Verizon would take Macs a tad more seriously on software development. "
Much the same occurs when using Linux is mentioned as well. Linux- a 'clone' off of Unix which was developed in 1969; much of the backbone of the internet and business servers run some derivative of Unix.
Not exactly a flash-in-the-pan platform to be ignored(but yet is) by Verizon.