Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 23rd Jun 2013 18:39 UTC
Apple "Apple's new iOS 7, which the company unveiled last week at its Worldwide Developer Conference, says a lot about the future of mobile devices because Apple owns the future of mobile devices." If you're an Apple fanatic, you're going to love this article. If you're not an Apple fanatic, you'll be shaking your head in disbelief that the once great AppleInsider runs stuff like this these days. Hey, there's always MacRumors - the last great bastion of proper Apple rumour reporting.
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We will Berry you!
by tomz on Sun 23rd Jun 2013 20:47 UTC
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2010-05-06

Blackberry based on QNX is even more efficient. Whether Linux or BSD - and iOS is BSD - it isn't optimized for mobile.

As to Apple, I've given up. Everything I want to do requires jailbreaking or passing through a toll-booth. If you don't get 3G/4G, you don't get GPS, so what do you do if you are in the middle of nowhere and there are no wifi APs to triangulate? There are sub $40 GPS units, but you need magic steve job ash pixel dust for any bluetooth GPS to work on iOS.

Then there's the Xcode app-store tollboth (I have a few macs, and they are becoming appliances and media players, if I wanted to develop, I could, but refuse to jump through the hoops).

I want to write apps, but they are for me, or would be free. So the slide indicating revenue basically tells me Apple doesn't want me to develop for them. They only want people who are willing to pay to play, then hopefully get something back.

I have android development on both my dual-boot windows and XP. I'm looking at BlackBerry.

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