Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 23rd Jun 2013 18:39 UTC
Apple "Apple's new iOS 7, which the company unveiled last week at its Worldwide Developer Conference, says a lot about the future of mobile devices because Apple owns the future of mobile devices." If you're an Apple fanatic, you're going to love this article. If you're not an Apple fanatic, you'll be shaking your head in disbelief that the once great AppleInsider runs stuff like this these days. Hey, there's always MacRumors - the last great bastion of proper Apple rumour reporting.
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RE[7]: Comment by Wafflez
by WorknMan on Sun 23rd Jun 2013 21:57 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by Wafflez"
WorknMan
Member since:
2005-11-13

How many new Android subscribers came from iOS? How many people who bought an iPhone 5 owned an iPhone prior? How many people who bought an iPhone 5 converted from Android?

These are the relevant stats, not a vocal minority of rabid fanboys.


Unfortunately for Android, it is like a Windows PC... the kind of experience you have usually is determined by the kind of device you get. And since a lot of people go out to buy the absolute cheapest piece of crap device they can find, it's no wonder that so many of them yearn for an iPhone/iPad. And it doesn't help that 98% of Android tablets on the market are complete shit either.

But if the hardware is good and the vendor bloatware is minimal, iOS doesn't hold a candle to Android. For example, if you've ever used stock Android on a Nexus 4, it is as 'smooth' as iOS ever was. iOS7 looks impressive because they've finally gotten some features that Android has had for years, but it still hasn't caught up quite yet, and there have only been two minor updates to Android since October of 2011.

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RE[8]: Comment by Wafflez
by r_a_trip on Mon 24th Jun 2013 08:18 in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by Wafflez"
r_a_trip Member since:
2005-07-06

Yeah, but these kind of users are dumbf*cks. You simply can't compare a sub $200 device with a plus $500 device. It doesn't matter if you get a plus $500 Android phone or iPhone, both will slap the sub $200 device silly.

The reason that all iPhones perform so well, is that there are no sub $200 devices and there is only one manufacturer. The absolute strongest point of the iPhone.

Google would do well to get some sort of logo program that signifies to consumers that a device runs well and use that to introduce some minimum specs for OEM's into the Android space.

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RE[9]: Comment by Wafflez
by WorknMan on Mon 24th Jun 2013 22:41 in reply to "RE[8]: Comment by Wafflez"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

The reason that all iPhones perform so well, is that there are no sub $200 devices and there is only one manufacturer. The absolute strongest point of the iPhone.


Yeah, you kinda just restated what I said ;) Except that a Nexus 4 is only $300 with an 8MB config, which is plenty if you don't store a lot on your phone. And there's only a few Android phones that are arguably better than the N4.

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