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Apple announces iOS 5, a major release

0. phoneArena 06 Jun 2011, 13:42 posted on

Apple ushered its mobile operating system iOS in a new era today, announcing its fifth iteration, which brings along major updates like a revamped notification system, and widgets...

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posted on 07 Jun 2011, 07:57 2

137. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


the app screen is the thing you use to call it a copy?
then guess what evry phone is a copy then

-maemo app drawer
-play book app drawer
-meego app drawer

its that its convenient to have app on that array.... also only Samsung phones have the app tray similar to the iPhone overall look.... winmo is not the rule... just the exception a really old exception I have to say....

posted on 07 Jun 2011, 09:23 1

140. remixfa (Posts: 14597; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


lucas, android has had a split keyboard for a while. My friend has a Xoom and has a split keyboard. Its on the market.

posted on 07 Jun 2011, 09:25 2

141. spg (unregistered)


um android is google

posted on 07 Jun 2011, 09:41 1

142. beatlesfan (Posts: 150; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)


How do you know that icloud is so great? Have you used it? As tons of people have already stated, the issue is not that Apple is directly ripping off Android so much as it is that Apple sues everyone under the sun for "ripping" off them and then they go and do it. It's pure hypocracy.

posted on 07 Jun 2011, 14:55

147. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


............

posted on 07 Jun 2011, 15:02

148. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


exactly Apple took it and developed the webkit browser for safari. Then Apple open sourced it so anyone can use it. Yes Apple the "closed" company open sourced this browser and allowed companies like google, palm and rim to use the browser.

from the same wiki page



On June 7, 2005, Safari developer Dave Hyatt announced on his weblog that Apple was open-sourcing WebKit (previously, only WebCore and JavaScriptCore were open source) and opening up access to WebKit's CVS tree and the bug Database tool.[13] This was announced at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference 2005 by Apple Senior Vice President of Software Engineering Bertrand Serlet.

posted on 07 Jun 2011, 15:55 3

149. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


the project was taken from a project that uses a GNU Lesser General Public License, you know what that means? apple simply does not have a choice but to release it to the public and let anyone do as they please because of the copyleft licence and others, when apple had created the webkit they just cant hold it for them
check the info
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNU_Lesser_General_ Public_License

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyleft

posted on 07 Jun 2011, 17:00 1

150. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


my cloud services do as much as what apple just offers and they are all if not most from Google (except for music) I just need to sing into my account to get my apps, contacts mail and even pictures if i wanted to all done with a breeze so I don't see why they are a fail compared to iCloud

posted on 08 Jun 2011, 09:15 1

156. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


so you telling me that phones like P990 and P1 copied iOS?
http://www.flyingbirdsoft.com/images/Sony-Ericsson -P990.jpg

http://bp3.blogger.com/_0BjbSqybUkE/Rucc5LAq-uI/AA AAAAAAAMM/JWGGV_DpQyQ/s1600-h/sony-ericsson-p1.jpg

also Nokia is suing apple for patterns regarding left and right swipe as a way to navigate thought screens
to tell the Truth icon arrays are pretty much a basic idea

posted on 07 Jun 2011, 20:59

153. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


ya... all i am saying is they didnt rip off microsoft.. and for below

first, apple didnt say u cudnt sue them... if they are taking the risk of copying, which i dont think they are cause idk if google has a copyright... they are making themselves susceptible

and icloud is very important for a few reasons-- all apps are synced, all photos are synced, all music is synced with no lag, and all documents are synced... alll this is done automatically... oogle doesnt offer this...

posted on 07 Jun 2011, 20:54

152. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


haha ya i meant apple.. my bad... and ya, those are pretty much copies too... i mean, with the things sniggle is saying, it applies as general as that... but honestly none of them look as similar as android and ios...

posted on 07 Jun 2011, 23:12

154. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


That's because you don't pay attention, Lucas. Almost everywhere I have said how much I dislike the way Apple treats their customers, competitors, and business partners. From lawsuits to lying about issues their products have to leaning on anyone involved in the making of their products to ensure that they get the lion's share of all of the money to be had from their products.

I have named all of these as issues, Lucas. I have gone into great detail. But again, as usual, you don't pay attention.

posted on 06 Jun 2011, 13:45

2. nimo (Posts: 72; Member since: 11 Jun 2010)


The world as we know it has changed forever.

posted on 06 Jun 2011, 19:13 1

98. Pirate Ninja (unregistered)


Your message is broken. let me fix it

/sarcasm

The world as we know it has changed forever.

/sarcasm

Ok all fixed

posted on 06 Jun 2011, 13:52 3

4. cracy1 (Posts: 1; Member since: 09 Mar 2011)


no major improvements as Sniggly said..
Android for the win!!

posted on 06 Jun 2011, 13:55 2

5. dara (unregistered)


and they call this a major release? you totally dropped the ball this time Apple, now just wait..Ice Cream will blow you to pieces. lol

posted on 06 Jun 2011, 14:16 4

17. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


Yes, just like the xoom's honeycomb blew the ipad2 to pieces, right? Lol.

posted on 06 Jun 2011, 14:17 4

18. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


In terms of innovation and functionality, it did. Sales were botched, but still beat expectations.

posted on 06 Jun 2011, 14:38 2

28. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Hahah in terms of innovation? You mean how they copied Apple's tablet? If it's so great and innovative why is no one buying it??? Honeycomb is very much beta right now and very buggy and that's why no one is buying android tablets.

posted on 06 Jun 2011, 14:50 3

33. ayephoner (Posts: 850; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


the big difference there, iOS 5 will be on ALL iphones released in the past 3 years come september. no question.

ice cream sandwich wont be on ANY adroid devices until '12 and wont make it to most of them until iOS 6 is ready to launch.

iOS 5 is really competing with gingerbread.

posted on 06 Jun 2011, 15:01 2

35. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Just like with the iPhone, the iPad's design is so minimalistic that you can't really differentiate from it too much physically.

Honeycomb is still a great working product, and the software is VERY innovative. People are buying Honeycomb tablets, Taco. Don't confuse hyperbole with facts.

posted on 06 Jun 2011, 15:09 1

40. jbash (Posts: 345; Member since: 07 Feb 2011)


moto screwed up big time with their price point. look at asus, a computer parts company, they cant keep up with the demand for their similarly equipped and hundreds cheaper device

posted on 06 Jun 2011, 15:11 2

42. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Moto's price points weren't outrageous for what the XOOM offered. It's just that there wasn't a lower end/lower memory option available for the XOOM.

Why do people persist with this "the XOOM was too expensive!" bullshit?

posted on 06 Jun 2011, 15:15

44. jbash (Posts: 345; Member since: 07 Feb 2011)


how did ASUS pull it off 3 months later?

posted on 06 Jun 2011, 15:22 2

45. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Because ASUS is in the computer parts biz, which probably works better than when all of your hardware in the past was for phones. Motorola had to do some serious R and D, and set out to build a tablet of complete awesomeness.

The EEE Pad probably has cheaper parts, was built cheaper, and didn't require quite so much R and D.

Granted, we may see a price drop on the XOOM, or a cheaper XOOM 2. But the fact remains that the XOOM only seemed expensive because it was being directly compared to the cheapest iPad and iPad 2.

posted on 06 Jun 2011, 17:08 2

71. remixfa (Posts: 14597; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


sniggly, they are made with nearly identical parts

to put it in motos own words " we can charge this much because it's LTE capable". They priced themselves out of the game. on that one. It was just a bad move.

BTW, how did Android copy iOS tablets? An iOS tablet is just a frikking super sized ipod. Thats all it is. Android Honeycomb tablets are far and away superior in every aspect.

Sales dont equate superiority to features. That is a long stretch and a farce.

posted on 06 Jun 2011, 17:37

81. remixfa (Posts: 14597; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


well sure, when ur only talking about 2 or 3 similarly spec'd phones, thats easy isnt it? Of course, ur trading in that "upgrade" for old equipment and features that were part of OS's in 2007, so hey, good luck to ya!

posted on 06 Jun 2011, 20:17

108. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


What was innovative on honeycomb?

posted on 06 Jun 2011, 13:59 4

6. clevername (Posts: 1436; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


Very true Apple has very obviously borrowed from other os's. They say without competition there is no innovation. But what good is innovation if other people don't take advantage of it.

posted on 06 Jun 2011, 14:33

25. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


lost my bet... its going to be IOS5 is going to have new notification even tho it wont be ready till fall

someone said that instead of getting on litigations companies should just try to innovate a bit more

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