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Apple "Never mind the fact that the iPod turned the entire music industry on its head. Never mind the fact that most successful notebooks today resemble designs first popularized by Apple. Never mind the fact that the blueprint of the modern day smartphone remains the original iPhone. Never mind the fact that competitors are scrambling wildly to copy the success and design of the iPad. Forget all of these things, because when it comes to Apple, the 'what have you done for me lately?' mentality reigns supreme."
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RE[2]: Reponse
by shotsman on Sat 19th Jan 2013 05:34 UTC in reply to "RE: Reponse"
shotsman
Member since:
2005-07-22

So Thom, you are one of those who must have the latest shiny, shiny UI then?

If IOS is a bit dated so what? Does it do what it is supposed to do? If not then it needs changing.

IMHO, there is far to many people riding roughshod over the 'If it ain't broker then don't fix it.'

Sure there will be changes to IOS, there always is.

Take the basic LandRover defender. The current model is the same shape and does the same job as the one first produced in 1948. you can see the design history in the current model that dates back to the first one.
Does it work? Yes it does. So why change it.

I fully expect that around Android 4.4 it will stop changing so much and then in a few years/months people will start saying 'boy does this Android look dated now'.
Will you be one of them Thom? I am sure we would all like to know?

There again, I and I am sure a good number of other OSNews readers would like to know that you think should be done to iOS to make it 'shiny shiny' again? It is all right criticising something but isn't it a bit more productive to make suggestions for change at the same time as saying it is dated?

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RE[3]: Reponse
by WorknMan on Sat 19th Jan 2013 05:53 in reply to "RE[2]: Reponse"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

There again, I and I am sure a good number of other OSNews readers would like to know that you think should be done to iOS to make it 'shiny shiny' again?


I would say giving it the same functionality that Android has would be a good start ;)

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RE[3]: Reponse
by JAlexoid on Sat 19th Jan 2013 05:55 in reply to "RE[2]: Reponse"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Take the basic LandRover defender. The current model is the same shape and does the same job as the one first produced in 1948. you can see the design history in the current model that dates back to the first one.
Does it work? Yes it does. So why change it.

Current Land Rover defender is not the same LandRover defender of the fifties. By a long shot.

iOS is yet to introduce an reviewed interaction model. Notification dropdown and sharing dialogue are the only two that I can name, that have had any impact on how you interact with the OS since the iPhone OS. Is it refined? Yes. Has the UX changed much? No.

I fully expect that around Android 4.4 it will stop changing so much

Yeah... Look at those changes that happened to UI since Galaxy Nexus and 4.0 were released...
Oh wait... Android 4.2 looks the same as 4.0.

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RE[4]: Reponse
by shotsman on Sun 20th Jan 2013 04:43 in reply to "RE[3]: Reponse"
shotsman Member since:
2005-07-22

The point I was tryingto make is that the basic design tenet of the LR defender is much he same as it was 40+ years ago. Sure it has been updated but only gradually over that period.

As for a an OS such as iOS. Are the bits missing from it that are in Android things that the average punter will regard as a show stopper? I think not. IMHO a lot of the stuff that hacks rave on about are as useful to the average user as say (for example) 50% of the 'new' functionality that has been added to MS Office in the past few years.
That is not to say that over time there feature might become more important but what if those features are blocked by non FRAND Patents? Then Apple/Nokia/Sony couldn't introduce them into their phones OS without a legal bun fight lasting 5+ years by which time it will all be irrelevant anyway.

I've gotten fed up with Android after bricking my HTC trying to put cyanogen onto it (it came with Android 2.3) and have gone back to a basic Nokia Symbian phone. I have to say, I don't miss the 'smart' bits that are no longer available to me.

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RE[3]: Reponse
by chithanh on Sun 20th Jan 2013 14:46 in reply to "RE[2]: Reponse"
chithanh Member since:
2006-06-18

I fully expect that around Android 4.4 it will stop changing so much

Well it is getting harder to improve:
2.3 already works fine for average users
4.0 addressed all the major show-stoppers
4.1 is perceived to be better than iOS by most
4.2 even wins over die-hard Apple fans

and then in a few years/months people will start saying 'boy does this Android look dated now'.

That I don't agree with. All the mobile innovation happens on Android nowadays, and the other platforms are playing catch-up. Until that changes, Android will see every mobile paradigm and consumers decide whether that has a future.

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