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[5]: There's a reason
by WorknMan on Wed 3rd Apr 2013 05:39 UTC 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[7]: There's a reason
by WorknMan on Wed 3rd Apr 2013 18:26 in reply to "RE[6]: There's a reason"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

They're stupid successful with their current trajectory without having to become someone else.


In 2007, when the iPhone was first introduced, Jobs said they were 5 years ahead of the competition. Even assuming that were true, their 5 years are up, and iOS is lagging behind.

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