Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Oct 2011 22:24 UTC
Google "As an online discussion about iOS vs. Android grows longer, the probability of someone bringing up this link approaches 1." The argument goes that before the iPhone, Android looked like a BlackBerry clone, and after the iPhone, it suddenly turned into an iOS clone. While this argument, with its pictures, is snappy and easily digestible, it doesn't actually seem to be supported by the facts.
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RE[4]: iOS not flexible?
by frderi on Sat 29th Oct 2011 17:07 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: iOS not flexible?"
frderi
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2011-06-17

Nope, thats wrong.

iOS is a streamlined version of the desktop OSX, the two are very similar up until the UI layer (Cocoa vs Cocoa Touch). Ofcourse, some APIs are device specific, but most of it is the same and in some cases unique APIs introduced to one platform also end up in the next version of ther other.

The big similarity makes it relatively easy to for example port iPad and iOS apps to the Mac and share code between Mac and iOS based projects.

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