Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 29th May 2013 16:59 UTC
Apple At the D11 conference, Apple CEO Tim Cook once again took the stage to be interviewed by Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher. While most of the interview can be replicated by picking and reading 10 random Apple fanblog stories - there were still a number of very interesting things that warrant some closer scrutiny.
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Services
by REM2000 on Wed 29th May 2013 20:47 UTC
REM2000
Member since:
2006-07-25

I can't believe apple are doing so badly at the services side, at this point it's pretty embarrassing. They will need to either pump a lot more money/effort (perhaps buy some more companies) or just throw in the towel and integrate with Google.

I think the big first step will open up the api to allow hardware developers to do more with the iPhone, i know a lot say the lack of low level api's stop a lot more hardware to be integrated with iOS.

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RE: Services
by leos on Wed 29th May 2013 21:57 in reply to "Services"
leos Member since:
2005-09-21

I think the big first step will open up the api to allow hardware developers to do more with the iPhone, i know a lot say the lack of low level api's stop a lot more hardware to be integrated with iOS.


Clearly you have no idea what you're talking about. The iOS hardware integration APIs are incredibly comprehensive and far beyond anything Android had for years and years. The huge accessory market for apple products is proof of that (I also have access to this program and it is amazing what an accessory can do, basically you can completely control the device). Just recently Android added a proper accessory interface. I'm not sure how it matches up though.

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RE[2]: Services
by tomz on Wed 29th May 2013 22:11 in reply to "RE: Services"
tomz Member since:
2010-05-06

How? I can't even connect any of my Bluetooth GPSs to any iOS device. Nor an ELM327 vehicle interface. Android just works. iOS needs some Steve Job's Ashes magic pixel dust sprinkled somewhere. Or jailbreaking.

If Apple lets you? And sign your soul away? And after that they still approve it? Apple is worse than the IRS.

They have serial ports they won't let you use.

They could have re-enabled the firewire ports for charging with better voltage (so it wouldn't take overnight).

Maybe you are in some kind of privileged position. But can any ordinary user do anything of the sort?

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