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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Comment by redshift
by redshift on Tue 6th Mar 2012 05:02 UTC
redshift
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2006-05-06

"Now that Microsoft has aligned the look of its PC, tablet, and smartphone platforms, it would behoove Apple to do the same."

Apple correctly recognizes that a Touch OS and a Desktop OS are inherently different. That is why they set out with a separate UI in the first place. Merging them the way MS did is disregarding this for some superficial consistency.

Apple does not need to follow MS anywhere. (but they should ditch the skeuomorphic textures. I really don't like fake leather and woodgrain and would prefer to turn that crap off)

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RE: Comment by redshift
by shotsman on Tue 6th Mar 2012 06:22 in reply to "Comment by redshift"
shotsman Member since:
2005-07-22

If Apple were to follow MS anywhere would you care to guess where it would end up?

MS would follow that up with a gazillion lawsuits.

The fact that there are differences is what it is all about.
Android on an HTC platform is different to that on a Samsung one. IMHO, HTC sucks bigtime. But that is my preference.
Why should Apple change something that clearly works?
Has it aged in a way that makes it unusable? I don't think so.
For me, IOS works quite nicely on my iPad. I find it more intuitive than my HTC phone.

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