Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Sep 2013 22:25 UTC

Great interview with Apple's executives.

When Apple got into the mobile business, it was Nokia’s world. The Finnish company was considered something of a miracle worker. "I'm old enough to remember when Nokia had margins of 25 percent, and there was absolutely no way they were going to be dislodged from their leadership position," says Kuittinen of research firm Alekstra. Says Cook, "I think [Nokia] is a reminder to everyone in business that you have to keep innovating and that to not innovate is to die."

Quite true. If a fingerprint scanner and a 64bit ARM chip are innovation, time will tell, but for now, Apple is surely still atop of its game. The amazing load of iOS 7 application updates and the rapid adoption of Apple's latest is testament to that.

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by henderson101 on Mon 23rd Sep 2013 11:19 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by aligatro"
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Benchmarks now show the iPhone 5s running iOS 7 is faster than the "cutting-edge" Android devices running quad-cores. In other words, Apple invests in its software and hardware as a bundle, but Android users tend to use disparate, single-stack apps and more often than not, hardware that manufacturers care so little about that they stop supporting it within one calendar year. The still lure people in with gimmicks like 3D cameras or water-resistant chassis or a big speaker. Is that innovation? No thanks, I'll take the tight experience every time over that nonsense. FYI: I own a Galaxy Nexus and a BB10. I'm not on the latest BB10 and the Nexus takes literally months to get firmware updates. That's the non-Apple experience.

I recently moved to Android from iOS. I now have a Nexus 4, which I'm really happy with. My previous phone was an iPhone 4, which I had for 3 or so years (got it 3 months after release.)

I installed iOS 7 on the iphone 4 just to play with it, and it is pretty nice. The UI is clean. No, it does not seem to be Windows Phone like... having actually used a Windows Phone device, it is absolutely different. It's also completely different to Android, given the lack of App tray. If you choose to put a lot of icons on your home screen it is slightly more like Android, but the lack of Widgets really makes the difference apparent.

What I did notice (having done this a few times before - I was an iOS developer for 2 years and went through the 3.x and 4.x BETAS on 3G and 3Gs), the speed of the phone is in no way diminished. If anything, it's less sluggish than with iOS 6. The scrolling is noticeably smoother, and the device stutters a lot less. This update made it feel like a new phone. Having seen the 3.X GM make the 3G run like a dog, I can see that Apple actually did something pretty awesome with this release! Does it make me regret moving to Android? No. My iPhone 4 still functions, and I still get to play with iOS 7. But I also get the freedom that comes with Android, which I have to admit I prefer.

I'm sorry if this is harsh, but I'm so effing tired of this "Apple doesn't innovate" shit. This is a technology site and Apple is setting the bar for the mobile experience. If you want to post stupid drivel like this, please go to reddit.

Well said. It's like kindergarten in here... too much proverbial genital waving.

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