Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 2nd Apr 2013 17:35 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Ian G. Clifton: "Early on, iOS did a lot to push mobile devices forward and helped set bars in a lot of areas for other platforms to meet. Unfortunately, iOS has not changed much lately and in some ways hurts Android when used as the 'golden standard' due to its limitations. A lot of the harm isn't realized by consumers, but Android developers encounter it constantly when something has to be done 'the iOS way' or an Android feature is not even considered because iOS cannot do the same."
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RE[4]: There's a reason
by Nelson on Wed 3rd Apr 2013 01:14 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: There's a reason"
Nelson
Member since:
2005-11-29

I don't think Apple is exactly sitting still either. I also don't think it'd be that difficult of a feat for them to refresh iOS enough to keep people interested.

I think the very same people who say that others fell into Steve Job's RDF are the ones who attribute this weird company-saving attribute exclusively to him.

Steve set Apple on a prosperity trip that will last into the next decade, but it doesn't mean he's the only one who can do so. By all accounts, Tim Cook, who ran the show a lot of the time, is doing a fine job.

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RE[5]: There's a reason
by WorknMan on Wed 3rd Apr 2013 05:39 in reply to "RE[4]: There's a reason"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

I don't think Apple is exactly sitting still either.


Nah, they're busy implementing features that Android has had for years ;) Turn-by-turn directions, anyone?

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RE[6]: There's a reason
by henderson101 on Wed 3rd Apr 2013 09:16 in reply to "RE[5]: There's a reason"
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

Cut and paste?... oh, wait... Android copied that didn't they....

Seriously, if we need a laundry list of features iOS might have stolen from X and Android may have stolen from Y, we could fill a large tome. Suffice to say, nothing is absolutely original, certainly not Android, nor iOS.

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RE[6]: There's a reason
by phoudoin on Wed 3rd Apr 2013 09:23 in reply to "RE[5]: There's a reason"
phoudoin Member since:
2006-06-09

Oh, please, who want a turn-by-turn directions to a misplaced destination!?

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RE[6]: There's a reason
by Nelson on Wed 3rd Apr 2013 15:36 in reply to "RE[5]: There's a reason"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

"I don't think Apple is exactly sitting still either.


Nah, they're busy implementing features that Android has had for years ;) Turn-by-turn directions, anyone?
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Maybe. But it wouldn't be smart of them, and I don't think Apple is a dumb company. They're stupid successful with their current trajectory without having to become someone else.

My point is that a lot of the calls for Apple to change course or do some dramatic shift or something are made without merit.

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RE[5]: There's a reason
by moondevil on Wed 3rd Apr 2013 06:29 in reply to "RE[4]: There's a reason"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

The thing is that there are many old timers like myself (using computers since 1986), that remember the old Apple and how it performed without Steve.

Contrary to all the hipster kids that love Apple, we know how proprietary it was, the crazy prices only possible for rich families, how they failed (twice) to develop in-house a successor to Mac OS and so on.

Many of those things happened while Steve was away.

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RE[6]: There's a reason
by Brunis on Wed 3rd Apr 2013 07:56 in reply to "RE[5]: There's a reason"
Brunis Member since:
2005-11-01

The thing is that there are many old timers like myself (using computers since 1986), that remember the old Apple and how it performed without Steve.

Contrary to all the hipster kids that love Apple, we know how proprietary it was, the crazy prices only possible for rich families, how they failed (twice) to develop in-house a successor to Mac OS and so on.

Many of those things happened while Steve was away.


I knew it would come back to this after Steve passed away, i just didn't expect the impact to be so huge and happen so fast. Seems they are running around like headless chickens without him. I recommended my friends to sell their Apple stock immediately after he passed and the ones that listened are glad they did.

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RE[6]: There's a reason
by Nelson on Wed 3rd Apr 2013 15:40 in reply to "RE[5]: There's a reason"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29


Many of those things happened while Steve was away.


But that doesn't mean they'll happen because he's gone now. The motivating factors behind Apple's missteps of the past have likely been removed from the company under SJs watch.

Steve Jobs left the ship in the right direction, and in many ways, their current situation is a lot more secure than it was the last time Steve Jobs left.

That, and the characters running the show today at Apple are the same ones who basically ran it while he was sick.

To me its not a given that Apple will falter without Steve, its just used by others to exaggerate a point.

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