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Equity Research firm says iOS 7 is "far superior" to other platforms, predicts aggressive lawsuits by Apple

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We have never been all that kind to analysts in general, but this latest batch of comments has us completely baffled. An equity research firm has put out a report about Apple and iOS 7. The report makes some bold claims, like saying that iOS 7 is "far superior" to other platforms, and goes on to predict that Apple will be extremely aggressive in pursuing patent lawsuits against those it feels infringe on iOS 7.

We're sure that all the Apple haters have stopped reading already and have jumped to the comment section, but we have a big issue with this report: namely, where it's from. The report comes from Global Equities Research analyst Trip Chowdhry, and the issue we have is that Global Equities Research makes its money predicting how stocks will perform. Of course, releasing a report like this seems like a pretty shady way to have some control over how Apple's stock will perform. 

The information in the report is a strange mix of predictions and info from interviews after speaking to "400 to 500 people a month" at a large number of tech conferences and events. Based on those conversations, the report claims that the overall impression is that "iOS7 has a very simple, clean and uncluttered UI, which may take little time to be appreciated." Of course, iOS has had a simple, clean, and uncluttered UI since version 1.0, so we're not quite sure what has changed.

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.

Of course, WWDC is next week, so we will be seeing iOS 7 soon enough, and we'll be able to judge for ourselves just how it stacks up to the competition. 

source: Barron's

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posted on 04 Jun 2013, 22:22 70

1. sarb009 (Posts: 310; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


The only thing apple is far superior than other platforms is "lawsuits" ONLY !

posted on 04 Jun 2013, 22:30 38

4. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


I agree, and Apple should rename the iOS to i.Own.Sue.

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 01:33 33

33. ScottSchneider (Posts: 334; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)


Probably i.Only.Sue...

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 04:17 11

44. darkkjedii (Posts: 22147; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Now that was funny lol. +1 Xperia.

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 05:22 11

45. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1484; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Thats innovative dude
nice one...

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 04:26

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.

posted on 04 Jun 2013, 23:58 22

22. AnTuTu (Posts: 1580; 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

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 00:16 32

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" :)

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 04:02 3

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

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 06:30 1

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

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 07:18

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 :)

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 07:30 1

49. darkkjedii (Posts: 22147; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


"Some survey". "Some surveys" say the lochness monster is real.

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 05:19

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

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 10:16 1

59. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


ahh you got your information from a 'survey' wow..

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 07:27 1

48. darkkjedii (Posts: 22147; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Oh lord another countdown.

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 07:47

53. skinny95black (Posts: 113; Member since: 06 Jan 2013)


Justice in one comment

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 01:05 5

29. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14309; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Besides making excellent devices that just work and people want to buy.

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 03:13 13

40. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


I'm soryy but who dafuq thumbs this guy up.....

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 07:31 1

50. darkkjedii (Posts: 22147; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


+1 mxy... No argument there.

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 20:01

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... ;)

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 10:13 1

58. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


they are the most copied OS as well

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 12:27

75. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


Do you mean "copied"rectangle? Or stolen statusbar by rotten Apple? ;-)

posted on 04 Jun 2013, 22:28 19

2. quakan (Posts: 1381; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


This will be interesting how accurate or inaccurate this report is after WWDC.

posted on 04 Jun 2013, 22:29 5

3. PhansMuneeb (Posts: 371; 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.

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 02:19 9

36. crazymonkey05 (Posts: 180; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)


If you remove all those restrictions you get a thing called android

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 10:19

60. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


wow really ??? BT.. how many Android users use it other than geeks..

posted on 06 Jun 2013, 00:30

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

posted on 06 Jun 2013, 00:31

72. DnB925Art (Posts: 1026; Member since: 23 May 2013)


Many, since many people use bluetooth for wireless speakers, headsets, and pairing with your car's speaker system.

posted on 04 Jun 2013, 22:31 29

5. saenaedewe (Posts: 72; Member since: 01 May 2013)


KLP will be more further superior than iOS7!

posted on 04 Jun 2013, 23:20 37

17. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Froyo will be superior to iOS 7.

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