Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 4th Oct 2011 19:03 UTC
Apple I'm down with the flu at the moment, so I wasn't really looking forward to doing a detailed write-up of all the awesome stuff Apple was going to show off today. So, Tim Cook, thanks for talking about nothing for almost two hours straight. The only mildly interesting thing is a slightly specbumped iPhone 4, dubbed the iPhone 4S, which has a faster processor and graphics chip, better camera, and a few other improvements here and there to bring it in line with Android phones launched earlier this year. Sadly, Apple insists on the teeny tiny 3.5" screen, which is too small even for my girly fingers (I'm not kidding, I have to buy gloves in women's clothing stores). For the rest, it was a long rundown of iOS5 features we already knew, and improvements to voice recognition - which is something WP7, Android, and every other self-respecting mobile operating system does already anyway. They do claim it will sport a more natural feel to it, but only time will tell how well it'll work outside of pre-recorded and widely tested on-stage demos.
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RE: Well
by Macrat on Tue 4th Oct 2011 19:46 UTC in reply to "Well"
Macrat
Member since:
2006-03-27

Not much stuff worth talking about indeed. Myself, I think the most interesting part was that "Find My Friends" feature, which felt to me like yet another creepy step towards a "no such thing as private life" society. And though I don't follow mobile news much, I guess something like this already existed in an app form...


It's called Google Latitude.

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RE[2]: Well
by Neolander on Tue 4th Oct 2011 19:49 in reply to "RE: Well"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Just out of curiosity... Is that already integrated in the Android API, or are Apple at least the first to introduce this as an OS feature ?

Edited 2011-10-04 19:50 UTC

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RE[3]: Well
by Lazarus on Tue 4th Oct 2011 19:53 in reply to "RE[2]: Well"
Lazarus Member since:
2005-08-10

Just out of curiosity... Is that already integrated in the Android API, or are Apple at least the first to introduce this as an OS feature ?


Pretty sure it is a built in feature of WP7 based on what i've read, although having never seen one first hand...

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RE[3]: Well
by Soulbender on Tue 4th Oct 2011 20:04 in reply to "RE[2]: Well"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Dude, you forgot the golden rule:
If Apple released it, they also invented it. It's also automatically awesome.

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RE[3]: Well
by B. Janssen on Wed 5th Oct 2011 13:20 in reply to "RE[2]: Well"
B. Janssen Member since:
2006-10-11

Latitude has been a built-in feature of Android since version 1.0.

HTH

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