Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 4th Jan 2013 21:28 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y Ralf Rottmann is CTO and co-founder of the largest mobile application developer in Germany, Grandcentrix. He has more Apple devices than an Apple Store and thinks he's a fanboy - yet, he's switched to the Nexus 4 completely, stating that "the latest version of Android outshines the latest version of iOS in almost every single aspect". This line in particular rings true for me as a Windows Phone 8 and Android user: "whenever I grab my iPhone for testing purposes, iOS feels pretty old, outdated and less user friendly". This will most likely be dismissed as a troll by some, but it has to be said: iOS has become stale, bordering on being outdated, and lacks several crucial pieces of functionality, neatly detailed in Rottman's article. Apple has a lot of catching up to do, or it will be Mac OS all over again.
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All valid points, but..
by siraf72 on Sun 6th Jan 2013 10:38 UTC
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I think his concerns are firmly in the realm of the Power User. The iPhone is a mass market device. 99.9% of people are not concerned with "openness". I suspect they are far more concerned ease-of-use and reliability. The App Store for all it's faults does do a decent job in insuring a certain degree of quality.

I'm an Apple addict and I'm considering buying an Android device for pretty much the reasons outlined in the article. Still, I don't see this as a threat to Apple at this point.

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