Linked by David Adams on Mon 5th Mar 2012 22:40 UTC
Apple "Apple's iOS is starting to get a little long in the tooth. There, I said it. The overall look and feel of the operating system has not changed since its 2007 debut. Sure, Apple has piled in plenty of new features, but the core of the operating system is the same as it was five years ago. It needs a refresh. I'm not saying iOS is ugly or anything, but it's starting to look a little old."
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RE: Comment by henderson101
by roar on Tue 6th Mar 2012 02:02 UTC in reply to "Comment by henderson101"
roar
Member since:
2009-12-26

How often do I hover over the task bar for the previews, only to find Windows is flipping the apps too in the main desktop (WHY?) and the snap feature is a nice idea, but is really broken. Try snapping a VMWare player window which is correctly sized - Windows resizes it too small. Manually resize? Windows un snaps it. FAIL.


I'm not sure where you're getting at, or what this has to do with mobile OS's, but:
- when you're hovering over the task bar to look at previews, Windows doesn't flip any apps on the desktop. Only if you hover over a specific preview, that window will temporarily bump to the foreground.
- When you snap a window to the side Windows resizes it to 50% - works as expected with VMWare. If you resize a running VM window, VMWare automatically adjusts the other dimension, which causes "unsnapping" of the window. Windows is not to blame here, you can observe the same effect with an unsnapped VMWare window.

Oh on topic: iOS has aged very very badly, especially on the iPad. Compared with webOS or even Windows 8 from what we've seen, it's ugly and unusable as f*ck.

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RE[2]: Comment by henderson101
by wocowboy on Tue 6th Mar 2012 11:13 in reply to "RE: Comment by henderson101"
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2006-06-01

Ugly and unusable? To who? You, evidently, that's one person's opinion, and evidently not the opinion of the millions and millions of people who have bought the things thus far. And that's fine, if you don't like the way it's designed and works, then it's not for you, and you can go buy an Android tablet that lets you change EVERYTHING about it till it looks and operates nothing like it did when it came out of the box. Nothing wrong with that at all. But the other 99.99% of users will probably never have a need to work with files and folders like the author of this article wants to do. And that's just fine as well.

I do agree that the design of iOS is getting a little old and could use some refreshing. Change is always good, but the basic operation is just fine as it is, and the millions of people who have bought the machine are all the evidence you need of that fact

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BallmerKnowsBest Member since:
2008-06-02

Ugly and unusable? To who? You, evidently, that's one person's opinion, and evidently not the opinion of the millions and millions of people who have bought the things thus far.


...most of whom have never used a smartphone/tablet aside from the iProducts. So they're the technology equivalent Americans who swear up and down that they live in the "greatest country on Earth", while never having visited any other countries.

Nice appeal to popularity, though.

I do agree that the design of iOS is getting a little old and could use some refreshing. Change is always good, but the basic operation is just fine as it is, and the millions of people who have bought the machine are all the evidence you need of that fact


Again with the appeal to popularity? Millions of flies eat shit, so it must be haute cuisine, right? Or at least that was the counter that Apple fanboys used whenever someone pointed out how unpopular Macs are compared to Windows PCs.

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RE[3]: Comment by henderson101
by zima on Mon 12th Mar 2012 23:21 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by henderson101"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

the basic operation is just fine as it is, and the millions of people who have bought the machine are all the evidence you need of that fact

By "the millions of people who have bought the machine" evidence standard, Symbian does have fine UI after all... (not to mention S40; or, generally in ~computing, Windows)

Edited 2012-03-12 23:23 UTC

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