Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 18th Nov 2010 16:44 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless ...and finally it pays off for OSNews to have a Dutch editor. Yes, I knew this glorious day would one day be upon us, the day upon which the rest of the technology world would be struggling with Google Translate to decipher a Dutch article with news in it. But not for OSNews, oh no! Anyway, Steve Wozniak, Apple founder and still technically an employee, gave an interview to a Dutch newspaper (the worst we have, but still) in which he made some interesting remarks. Update: Told you it's the worst newspaper we have.
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RE[6]: Cheap shot at Symbian
by spiderman on Fri 19th Nov 2010 23:44 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Cheap shot at Symbian"
spiderman
Member since:
2008-10-23

So what do I miss actually? iOS cover 100% of my device usage patterns.

Actually before the phones existed, your usage pattern was covered by snail mail. Of course iOS covers all your needs because your needs are defined by the device you use. Basically they create the needs for you and you adapt your usage pattern to the device.
If you had used real multitasking you would integrate that in your usage pattern and it would be another need you would have. Once you have used it, you can't go back. Try it on WebOS, Symbian or Maemo and see what I am talking about. You open a web site that is slow while checking emails while playing music while video chatting on skype, moving quickly from app to app. When you have used that, you feel singletasking boring as hell, waiting in front of your browser for youtube to start.

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RE[7]: Cheap shot at Symbian
by viton on Sat 20th Nov 2010 11:48 in reply to "RE[6]: Cheap shot at Symbian"
viton Member since:
2005-08-09

You open a web site that is slow while checking emails while playing music while video chatting on skype, moving quickly from app to app.

So what is the problem?
http://www.apple.com/iphone/features/multitasking.html

I expected to see something spectacular.
Not to how to save 2 seconds while waiting for website to load. I prefer to be sure what apps will not crash inexpectedly because of memory allocation failure or affect the smoothness of foreground app scrolling.
LOL, while writing this message my Android system freezed when I pressed submit button, forcing me to retype the entire post. Wish them burn in hell.

I didn't tried videochatting yet, but I hardly see myself playing music and videochatting at the same time.
If web site loading is slow, why should I consume extra bandwidth to check emails or videochatting(!) ?
Web site loading on WIFI typically takes only a few seconds.
Maybe I can switch apps faster, but there is no advantage.
Just tap "home" twice to see a list of running programs and select or kill them as you wish.
How much faster you can do it in Maemo?

waiting in front of your browser for youtube to start.
Ohh! 2 seconds? Not a big deal.

Edited 2010-11-20 11:53 UTC

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RE[8]: Cheap shot at Symbian
by spiderman on Sat 20th Nov 2010 16:28 in reply to "RE[7]: Cheap shot at Symbian"
spiderman Member since:
2008-10-23

Android does not have multitasking either actually. You should try it on WebOS, Symbian or Maemo. Once you have tried it, you will see what I am talking about. It is really a feature that makes your phone more valuable.
Actually the web site you linked to is Apple. this is the only site that pretend that iOS has multitasking. Every other site say it is disappointing and believe me it is.
Even engadget says it:
http://www.engadget.com/2010/06/21/iphone-3g-ios-4-and-you-whats-mi...
This is Engadget, the most pro-Apple site you can find on the web bar Apple's own site.
Here is what Ars says about it:
http://arstechnica.com/apple/reviews/2010/06/ars-reviews-ios-4-what...
Ars is also considered a very pro-Apple web site.

Edited 2010-11-20 16:39 UTC

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