Linked by David Adams on Wed 30th Mar 2011 15:38 UTC, submitted by John
Apple Techcrunch is reporting from the usual "reliable sources" that one reason why there was no discussion of iOS 5 at the iPad 2 unveiling was that iOS 5 is going to be delayed until the fall, even though previous iOS updates have been done in the spring, making it a tradition of sorts. Furthermore, the upcoming WWDC will be "software only" and will not include the unveiling of any new hardware, in particular the iPhone 5, which will presumably be released concurrently with the iOS update.
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RE: Setting the pace
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 30th Mar 2011 22:28 UTC in reply to "Setting the pace"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

Bingo.

Watch out though, apparently saying this out loud constitutes as trolling.

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RE[2]: Setting the pace
by rhavyn on Wed 30th Mar 2011 23:16 in reply to "RE: Setting the pace"
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2005-07-06

Bingo.

Watch out though, apparently saying this out loud constitutes as trolling.


It isn't trolling, it's mostly either factually incorrect or irrelevant. Seriously, the same group of people who poo-poo'd the iPod and claim that the iPad is a fad will continue to complain about how the iPhone doesn't come with 4G, 256TB of storage, a swiss army knife, this, that or the other thing. And Apple will continue to be the largest mobile device provider in the world, owning over 50% of the profits in that space. (Now someone is going to talk about sheep and cults and act like 10's of millions of people simply are unable to control themselves and buy Apple's products due to mind control or some other equally stupid thing).

On the flip side, it is a really good thing that there is strong competition in the phone space. I enjoy the rate of change going on there. I wish that there was a competent competitor to Apple in the tablet space, instead we have the clown car of desperation and failure.

Think maybe Apple understands something that everyone else doesn't? (There's a reason Motorola isn't 100% committed to Android)

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RE[2]: Setting the pace
by Cymro on Thu 31st Mar 2011 14:21 in reply to "RE: Setting the pace"
Cymro Member since:
2005-07-07

Has anyone accused you of trolling? Disagreeing with you is not the same thing, so that comments looks a little petulant.

You're both cherry-picking features that have only arrived in the last few months. Dual-core CPUs on phones are so new that even the Nexus-S is only single-core, and my work one is barely out of the box.

Amazon's service is, what, days old and it's already an example of iOS failure, despite hundreds of thousands of iOS apps or services, some of which presumably don't exist for Android.

If Apple, as rumoured, release the iPhone 5 with an edge-to-edge Retina display, will Android devices have even managed something like the screen in last year's iPhone? Some prefer a bigger device with a bigger screen but the Retina Display, for me, is a huge plus for the iPhone.

It seems like you're only counting the successes on the Android side, but counting iOS's failures before they've even happened.

Chris

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