Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Mar 2013 15:51 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Thorsten Heins, BlackBerry's CEO: "Apple did a fantastic job in bringing touch devices to market ... They did a fantastic job with the user interface, they are a design icon. There is a reason why they were so successful, and we actually have to admit this and respect that. History repeats itself again I guess ... the rate of innovation is so high in our industry that if you don't innovate at that speed you can be replaced pretty quickly. The user interface on the iPhone, with all due respect for what this invention was all about is now five years old." Ironic, perhaps, that this comes from a BlackBerry CEO, but that doesn't make him wrong - although I'm sure the usual suspects will claim that it does.
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by Flatland_Spider on Tue 19th Mar 2013 03:02 UTC
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Stale UIs are part of the Apple's vaunted usability. Nothing changes, so people don't have to relearn anything.

It's 2013 and OS X still has design elements from the 1980, like the menu bar.

I think they should evolve their UI a little bit more, but I understand why they don't.

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