Login to OSNews
Username or Email
Apple's biggest problem
on Wed 5th Dec 2012 22:21 UTC
Patrick Gibson (
via Daring Fireball
): "My friend and co-worker Tom has a thesis about
Apple's biggest problem
: Google is getting better at design faster than Apple is getting better at web services." Apt.
Permalink for comment 544488
To read all comments associated with this story, please
RE: Android has overtaken iOS in all but shinyness
on Fri 7th Dec 2012 05:49 UTC in reply to "
Android has overtaken iOS in all but shinyness
* Not being to rotate the homescreen.
This is a good thing. The home screen does not make sense rotated. By the way I've never used an android phone that does this. Maybe some third party home screens do?
* No tethering until a recent iOS release.
Recent? I've been doing tethering for ages. Interwebs says it was a feature of iOS 4.3, or two major versions ago. That's not recent.
* Onscreen keyboard doesn't reverse the case of letters on the keyboard when shift is pressed
This is a good thing. Large changes like that are annoying. Not once have I been confused about whether I just pressed shift a microsecond ago or not.
* Deletion of SMS messages/threads is hugely clumsy - done via the wrongly (IMHO) labelled clunky "Edit" button.
Edit-Clear All. Yes, that sure is hugely clumsy!
The "Edit mode" functionality is a standard mechanism for any list view in iOS. If you spend one minute using it you would know that.
* Rotation lock is hugely hidden - why isn't it in Settings rather than double button click then left-to-right swipe (WTF?!).
The app switcher is not a hidden part of iOS. Much less hidden there than somewhere deep in the settings.
* A full factory reset wipe actually incredibly bricks the phone enough that it can only make emergency calls. *Only* if you hook it up to the dreadful iTunes prog on Windows or Mac (er, I have Linux!) can you unbrick it.
Complete and utter lie. Nothing on an iPhone requires iTunes anymore.
* iTunes on Windows is a rancid piece of garbage - totally against all Windows GUI standards: menu bar, hello? Buttons nothing like any normal Windows app
You mean just like most other Windows software include microsoft's own?
* Registering your iPhone is hugely painful - lots of e-mails sent your account, prompted many times for username and password. Plus a disgraceful amount of personal info is needed to use the App Store/iCloud stuff.
Registration is not required. You're doing it wrong.
* Trying to download Chrome from the awful App Store app warned me it contained "age-restricted content" - so does Safari, but I never got a warning when I ran that! The content warning is for "the Web" of course...silly me.
You didn't install Safari so it didn't warn you. Really that one message annoyed you so much?
Sign Up For The OSNews Newsletter!
Friends & Fans
OSNews Privacy Statement
Notice to Bulk Emailers
© 1997-2015 OSNews Inc. All Rights Reserved. OSNews and the OSNews logo are trademarks of OSNews.
Source Code © 2007-2015,
, except where noted
Reader comments are owned by the poster. We are not responsible for them in any way.
All trademarks, icons, and logos shown or mentioned in this web site are the property of their respective owners.
OSNews.com uses icons from the
© 2008 John Resig
Reproduction of OSNews stories is permitted only with explicit authorization from OSNews. Reproductions must be properly credited.