Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 31st Oct 2013 23:32 UTC

Since my contract renewal was up, I had the option to renew it and buy a new phone alongside with it. Since I have an unofficial policy of never buying into the same platform twice in a row, and because it has been a long time since I bought something from Cupertino, I decided to go with the newest iPhone, the 5S. I'm planning on a more thorough review sometime later this year after more thorough use, but here are a few short first impressions.

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OS X vs Windows replay
by fabrica64 on Fri 1st Nov 2013 23:57 UTC
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Some years ago there were similar comments about Windows (or Linux) vs OS X. The latter was an "archaic" system, poorly configurable, lacking "features". Now here we are again, Android is much more "advanced" than iOS... Not to mention the same diatribe KDE vs GNOME
Well, I concede that the data sharing in iOS is worse than in Android, that's the one only complain I have, but the rest doesn't count too much for the masses, they want simplicity and usability, and good apps, and apps are way better on iOS.
I am a "geek" and I like technology, but I really like usability above "configurability" and "feature-full", and it seems that most of users out there think in the same way as mine
When I started with OS X 12 years ago I noticed that I could do exactly the same things in OS X as in Windows and Linux, in a quicker way, may be less configurable, but more effective, and now I feel the same with iOS and Android. I don't want to spend time configuring endless features, I just want to use my smartphone in the most efficient way
By the way, I find that using the keyboard in iOS is much better than Android. The latter "requires more precise pecking" than iOS...
Archaic/advanced... precision... feature-full/featureless... remember: beauty is in the eye of the beholder :-)

Edited 2013-11-02 00:08 UTC

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RE: OS X vs Windows replay
by leos on Sat 2nd Nov 2013 01:55 in reply to "OS X vs Windows replay"
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On the precision touch screen issue, I also had quite the opposite experience with iOS vs Android. On my iPhone 4 i can easily hit very small links on a zoomed out webpage and open the right one. On my wife's Nexus 4 I often get the little "mini-zoom" window on a link even though it is much bigger to start with, but Chrome still can't figure out which link I meant to press.

I think iOS and Android have different algorithms for processing touches so it is likely just a matter of getting used to it.

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