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for me as a Windows Phone 8 and Android user: "whenever I grab my iPhone for testing purposes, iOS feels pretty old, outdated and less user friendly". This will most likely be dismissed as a troll by some, but it has to be said: iOS has become stale, bordering on being outdated, and lacks several crucial pieces of functionality, neatly detailed in Rottman's article.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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by Milo_Hoffman on Mon 7th Jan 2013 17:11 UTC
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What no one seems to realize when they have these silly "ios is closed, android is wonderfully open" arguments is that apple wants to get into the high security lines of business in corp and govt use that blackberry had locked up.

Apple is getting a good rep now for security, and shown that they can effectively lock down any vulnerabilities found. So they are starting to make inroads in those markets.

Android with its "openness" and ease of hacking/cracking does not have a prayer of competing in this market.

Apple is much more in line to dominate the markets blackberry had locked up in the future. Their only competition will probably be a windows phone, but there is a reason why blackberry was preferred to windows phones before, so I expect apple devices have a better shot at being the next business/government/financial/legal sector standard.

Edited 2013-01-07 17:16 UTC

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