Linked by snydeq on Tue 8th Nov 2011 21:01 UTC
Apple InfoWorld's Galen Gruman offers a breakdown of iOS 5 capabilities that work differently across devices. From multitasking gestures, to calendar views, to image editing, not all of iOS 5's limited-availability functions make sense. 'Don't worry " it's not your mind playing tricks when that feature you thought you saw doesn't appear on the device you currently have in hand.'
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But iOS does not have fragmentation!
by moondevil on Wed 9th Nov 2011 07:55 UTC
moondevil
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2005-07-08

Thanks for destroying my dream about unified development on iOS devices compared to other systems which will remain nameless.

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bloodline Member since:
2008-07-28

Thanks for destroying my dream about unified development on iOS devices compared to other systems which will remain nameless.


This has little to do with Development, apps work fine across the iOS devices (not sure about the AppleTV thing)... This is ambiguity from a user perspective... I agree with the author that there are some oddly arbitrary changes between devices, which apple "justifies", by dating that the context is different, not sure if I always agree with them ;)

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broken_symlink Member since:
2005-07-06

This article was about irregularities between apps that come with ios. Like not being able to get a year view in the calendar app on the iphone, but being able to get it on the ipad. The author even admitted this is probably due to the small screen of the iphone.

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Hmmmm...
by thavith_osn on Wed 9th Nov 2011 19:36 UTC
thavith_osn
Member since:
2005-07-11

...must be a very slow day.

Yes, there are differences between pretty much ALL iPhone and iPad apps where the iPad version has been written specifically for the iPad.

Yes, there are some differences due to what features Apple wanted the iPhone or iPad users to have, but as far a the API goes, you can write an iPhone or iPad app to be identical or as different as you like, your choice.

I'm not sure how this made the news. I am guessing this is the case in the Android world too, I'd certainly hope so.

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