Equity Research firm says iOS 7 is "far superior" to other platforms, predicts aggressive lawsuits by Apple
The authors add that "iOS7 is completed new UI, which is far superior to anything that is available out there." There is no note in the Barron's report as to whether this is the opinion of the authors, or the opinions of those interviewed. It also doesn't mention who was interviewed, and why we should believe their opinion on an OS design that no one has seen yet. The report also says that the new UI may support new touch gestures called "bend" and "squeeze", but again did no elaborate.
Then the report goes into the realm of prediction that seems to have less behind it than the interviews. Apparently, Chowdhry believes that Apple is so impressed with its own work on iOS 7 that the company is already revving up the legal team, and "Apple will aggressively go with Patent Infringement for each and every competitor that may have even tried to copy a small feature from iOS7." And, as you would expect, there is little evidence to support this claim.
1. sarb009 (Posts: 294; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
The only thing apple is far superior than other platforms is "lawsuits" ONLY !
4. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
I agree, and Apple should rename the iOS to i.Own.Sue.
73. ncarlosmiguel (Posts: 206; Member since: 14 May 2013)
'"Apple will aggressively go with Patent Infringement for each and every competitor that may have even tried to copy a small feature from iOS7." And, as you would expect, there is little evidence to support this claim.'
Not sure if telling the truth or sarcasm.
22. AnTuTu (Posts: 973; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)
iOS 7 isn't even near but lawsuits from Apple are already standing outside the Court hahahah what a shame
26. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)
exactly, iOS is so inferior that I understand why would anyone buy such an incapable device :)
1) no free copy file = fascism
2) no default app selection = fascism
3) no nfc = arrogance
4) no voice recognition in many languages = incapability
5) Apple censors your personal emails!!!! - “Apple censoring iCloud emails and attachments” = fascism
6) "Phones most vulnerable among smartphones" = amateurs
7) "Apple iOS Apps Leak More Personal Info Than Android" = security amateurs
8) "Quarter of iPhones have a broken screen, poll says." = quality sucks
9) "40% of iOS popular apps invade your privacy without any permission." = security sucks
10) "FBI files: STEVE JOBS was a lying, power hungry, mad man."
11) "Steve Jobs: "We are shameless about stealing great ideas." "
12) "Italy fines Apple $1.2 million over AppleCare practices." = fascism
13) "Belgian consumer group files complaint against Apple over AppleCare warranty practices." = fascism
sorry, but only a IT st*pid person would buy such a "non-smartphone" :)
43. thelegend6657 (unregistered)
I would like to continue to use android on my main phone
GS2 cyanogenmod 10 , but use a smoother but less capable OS like iOS or WP8 as my 2nd phone
46. atsamman (Posts: 74; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)
I have to strongly disagree with number 8
I have had 3 iphones before and iam very uncareful (careless) about my phones and I have droped it many times and many times splat on the screen non of them got broken
If its anything apple does well is the quality
47. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)
its not about one my or your opinion, its just a fact according to some survey :)
49. darkkjedii (Posts: 12629; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
"Some survey". "Some surveys" say the lochness monster is real.
74. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)
you kid, are not able to search the text on the google? :)
goo [dot] gl/Fc6eH
59. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)
ahh you got your information from a 'survey' wow..
29. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 4167; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
Besides making excellent devices that just work and people want to buy.
40. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)
I'm soryy but who dafuq thumbs this guy up.....
69. Apple_Fan (Posts: 1; Member since: 05 Jun 2013)
Wait, you mean there are people who value stability, battery life, build quality, and resale value more than endless lists of specs most folks who buy based on them don't even really understand. No... ;)
75. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)
Do you mean "copied"rectangle? Or stolen statusbar by rotten Apple? ;-)
2. quakan (Posts: 1223; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)
This will be interesting how accurate or inaccurate this report is after WWDC.
3. PhansMuneeb (Posts: 354; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)
Who cares we can't even send files over bluetooth in iOs, If all the limitations are removed I'm in.
36. crazymonkey05 (Posts: 156; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)
If you remove all those restrictions you get a thing called android
60. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)
wow really ??? BT.. how many Android users use it other than geeks..
71. xwilx (Posts: 4; Member since: 21 May 2013)
u don't have be a geek to send files over Bluetooth. its easy and fast way to transfer files from your computer with out plugging in. I always send music and pictures to my phone from my laptop and all it takes is 2 clicks. my gf even uses it. you're a clueless apple idiot who never got to use Bluetooth transfer smh
72. DnB925Art (Posts: 420; Member since: 23 May 2013)
Many, since many people use bluetooth for wireless speakers, headsets, and pairing with your car's speaker system.
5. saenaedewe (Posts: 62; Member since: 01 May 2013)
KLP will be more further superior than iOS7!
19. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)
21. -box- (Posts: 3878; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
I think we can agree FroYo and WP7 are both superior to ios10.
42. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)
I think we could assume that before this report even came out....
61. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)
Android users are only referring to Froyo because most of them are stlil stuck on that version
63. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
I'm actually on Jellybean 4.1.2, but I'd much rather be stuck on Froyo than any version of iOS.
64. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)
you must be so spoiled with JB than I doubt you will survive 1 day using Android 2.2...
66. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
Perhaps you're right, but my former statement still stands.
30. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 4167; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
You should share your time machine with the public.
6. Dr.Phil (Posts: 931; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
Imagine the blow to this guy's reputation if he is even a little bit wrong. I hope for your sake, Mr. Chowdry, that you are right. I can't even imagine what features iOS7 will offer that would make it "far superior" to the competition. I mean I do hope that he is right. It's always good to have competition resetting the bar, whether it be Apple, Google, Samsung, or even a company like Mozilla.
7. biophone (Posts: 1896; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
Flips table ... ios 7 most likely won't be far superior to other platforms. It will most likely be a nice upgrade as ios 5 was. This is a bogus story why even bother posting it. It's merely flame bait.
8. moronman66 (Posts: 159; Member since: 09 Jan 2012)
You mean to try to copy a feature of iOS 7... before iOS 7 came out? Yes. Brilliant. Let's hope the court isn't that much of an idiot to let that kind of thing go in Apple's favor in anyway, otherwise they won't learn that you can't just sue away any competition that doesn't infringe on patents.
9. willard12 (Posts: 886; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)
I agree with one aspect of the story....Apple will aggressively pursue lawsuits. Sadly, it will be over inventions by others such as pull down notifications.
14. imneveral0ne (Posts: 4; Member since: 07 Dec 2012)
They didn't innovate when he was alive. They took existing ideas, and added stuff to them.
23. Shatter (Posts: 2031; Member since: 29 May 2013)
How apple works:
1. Find and copy/steal other companies hard work.
2. Think up a catchy name of so said copied/stolen ideas to impress their fanboys.
3. Launch a slightly upgraded version of the device every year to keep the fanboys happy and the money flowing in.
11. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)
they dont do large changes coz they want to fool people by giving updates to 5 yr old icrap.
12. Dingy_cellar_dweller (Posts: 195; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)
"far superior" just making this wild clam a certain percentage of the population will just believe its true, even if its not.
24. Shatter (Posts: 2031; Member since: 29 May 2013)
"But Apple says its the best, so it must be the best" - randomapplefanboy69
56. Fallout09 (Posts: 419; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Didn't Apple claim iMaps to be "Far Superior" too?
13. Stuntman (Posts: 784; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)
I always go to Global Equities Research for tech reviews. Looks legit.
15. threeline (Posts: 259; Member since: 11 Sep 2011)
Oh crap! iOS 7 will now feature a proximity sensor that will cut the screen off when close to the face. If any one else has this feature they will be dealt with to the fullest extent of the law!
25. Shatter (Posts: 2031; Member since: 29 May 2013)
They also have iNear (NFC) to share media, contact information and to make mobile payments. Any company using iNear (NFC) will be sued and dealt with because apple had the idea for iNear (NFC) first.
16. TheRetroReplay (Posts: 245; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)
No one really knows what iOS 7 even looks like, sure there was a concept but nothing set in stone. And saying that Apple is readying it's lawyers to protect the iOS 7 patents makes it sound like Apple has gone out and stolen (more) Android features.
18. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
Lawsuits are expected. Samsung just won a ban :)
20. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)
I think this is another mind game that apple is trying to play on the world, in saying "its far superior than the competition" it will make a lot of people anxious and excited and so excited that when it comes time to reveal what they have up their sleeve, people will "accept" it as .....the greatest thing ever made......even though we know it will still suck and suck badly to be frank.......comapared to android that is.
so what am I saying? people don't be fooled into these "false" promises from a powerful company such as apple, instead call them out for what they really are! and "force" them to REALLY innovate........smh
27. PermanentHiatus (Posts: 267; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)
That same analyst said this months ago...
32. redcloudsk (Posts: 9; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)
So f**king funny that Phonearena always try to be a Apple's henchman~ lololol
54. gallison83 (Posts: 9; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
Looks like you were one of the ones that PA mentioned would jump to the comments before reading the whole article.
As an iOS user/supporter, my faith in analysts is about as much as my belief that a purple unicorn lives in my backyard. Sounds like stock manipulation at its best. There is no place for garbage like this in the tech industry. Good job on the editoral though, PA. Let's at least get to WWDC and see what actually is going to be released instead of blowing hot air over idiotic analyst claims.
34. Scorpion (Posts: 89; Member since: 28 Apr 2012)
Where are all those analysts that predicted a Windows phone takeover by 2014? Yeah right in Finland maybe (Nokia's home country)
35. Joulukas (Posts: 23; Member since: 05 Jun 2013)
Well, this "investigations" show squat. Since "talking to 500 people" will give opinions not facts - the far superior means exactly nothing, and describes more Apple imago as design company, than actual final product.
The concept pictures about iOS7 features are promising and imo show right direction for this half eaten fruit - I just hope they can pull it off and actually deliver some interesting results.
And then there is that "Courtroom Tango", termonuclear war against all that are stealing from Apple "innovative products". If theres even hint of Apples new policy, it shows clearly that they are more focused on defending than developing - resulting in poor products and big fat lawer checks.
I'm actually, as an Android user, really expecting to see "this new puppy" they call iOS7, to see if Apple is actually tring to bring good product to the market, or is still "their idea" about how people should use smart devices.