"Worse is better"

Distributing apps through the Play Store allows a team to take the New Jersey approach and find product/market fit as soon as possible. There are other factors to consider when deciding which mobile platform to use first (ease of development, target user base, etc), but I hope that Apple sees the App Store’s model of infrequent, monolithic releases as a competitive disadvantage and finds some way to tighten the app development iteration cycle.

I think this is a telling point of difference between Apple and the rest of the world. I don't believe for a second that the company thinks their model is a competitive disadvantage. In fact, I'd go on record to say they genuinely believe it is a competitive advantage.

I am not vouching for their model. However, their model clearly favors the user, the customer, the heartbeat.

You ONLY want the best, refined experience for the heartbeats and Apple store remains to enforce that and it is hence a choice they have made to side with the customers and not the developers. If numbers are to be believed, then customers are willing to pay for this experience, at least in the initial days of a new technology.

That said, as technology matures, the Play Store has a very strong incentive to develop new features and attract a certain type of customer and developer to the market.

I guess it is all a long way of saying - neither approaches are the right or wrong one. It plays (pardon the pun) to different actors.