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Here is how iOS evolved over the past 6 years

0. phoneArena 12 Jun 2012, 09:42 posted on

The year is 2007. Steve Jobs is on stage unveiling a new, revolutionary product with a name we are all so familiar with today – the iPhone. It looks nothing like a smartphone, or at least not like the smartphones we knew back then, for it had no hardware keyboard, a spacious, touch-sensitive screen, and ran a software platform that was sleek and highly simplified...

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posted on 12 Jun 2012, 19:29 2

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


you got it SAE.. and dont worry i wil activate my old Droid for that day so the ladies dont prefer me becuase of the iphone..lol..jk... I will activate my android for that day.. just for you. man,.. to show respect...

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 16:47 1

65. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


congrats on the new job! i hope you factored in california's super high taxes and living expenses into the move. dont want u to get a surprise hit.

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 19:31 1

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


dont remind me of the high taxes over there.. damm..is going to be a bit^&&%&^

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 18:34 1

70. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


i think the reason why ''fandroids'' keep on bringing it up is because ''isheeps'' have always been going on about how android copies and apple doesnt etc etc clearly ios 5 and 6 shows that apple does indeed copy just like everyone else and they are no different..people are just pointing out to the people who have always claimed apple is original etc and the apple users that dont say these stuff dont need to take notice of these comments.

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 16:45 2

64. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


coming from the king of idiot troll's yes-troll. It rings a little bit hollow.

wait.. when samsung introduced S-Voice, which was a rebranding of an already popular and very long standing app, Vlingo, wasnt it you and your troll puppetier that were screaming that it was a "siri copy"? Even though VLingo launched with android 1.6? Hmmm..

HIPPOCRIT

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 15:41 1

59. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


there is this thing called google earth?

that is like 10 times better

even bing 3d maps is better than just "maps" and thats saying something O.o

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 18:36

71. aikonix (Posts: 60; Member since: 08 Apr 2012)


destr0y3r... please get your facts straight. Nokia started this revolution, please read,http://www.phonearena.com/news/Nokia-Maps-3D-gets-some-added-functionality_id24498

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 19:22 1

74. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


Google already had 3D maps and voice control, you stupid twat. S Voice is an add-on to Vlingo.

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 22:18 1

87. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


Siri is a joker. S- Voice do things more seriously, and doesn't joke.

I don't want a joker in my Smartphone no way!

Any last words, iFan?

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 10:31 11

10. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


No ..... (wrong)

Watch a snail copy Android and then call it Evolution (ary)!

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 10:34 6

11. Alantef (Posts: 288; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)


I havent been able to say much at all because you KEEP TAKING THE WORDS RIGHT OUT OF MY MOUTH lol

posted on 13 Jun 2012, 09:44

96. dickwyn (Posts: 621; Member since: 07 May 2012)


here are most of the phantom featureshttp://megapowertech.blogspot.com/2012/06/new-features-in-ios-6.html

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 10:05 1

2. Sackboy117 (Posts: 178; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Im afraid that u might get attacked. . . . . . by the trolls

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 10:16 17

5. christianqwerty (Posts: 467; Member since: 05 May 2011)


This post is just asking for android trolls to make fun of the iPhone.....

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 10:48 7

15. frydaexiii (Posts: 1460; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


What's there not to make fun of? They had almost a 2 year head start, and according to iTrolls *cough*Taco*cough* , Android was just a blatent copy of iOS. So how the hell is it possible that the "copy" managed to develop so far ahead of the original? And now the "original" is blatently stealing features already available since the early stages of the "copy", where is your God now? Oh yeah, dead trying to bring down the "copy".

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 12:28 3

34. ieronz (Posts: 9; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)


Dude, you seem to take this so personal.. Neither Apple nor Google are paying you for the hate level u're pushing out..

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 12:34 1

38. good2great (Posts: 1042; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


yeah its pretty sad that you speak so passionately about apple stealing from android...

you guys feel like speaking your opinions on this site get yall cool points or something...lol

what we think doesn't matter... the rest of the world is rejoicing about iOS 6 lol

they dont care if its a copy or not...

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 12:47 2

44. frydaexiii (Posts: 1460; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Hey, I'm only using words which iFans just love saying so much.

Android is a STOLEN product.
Android is a BLATENT COPY.

To me, there are no copies or stolen tech, just inspiring one another and pushing each other further, but Apple is the exception.

Remember a time when Apple was still hiding in the closet and not butting into the mobile phone business? Siemens created the first slider phone, soon everyone else started creating slider phones too. You didn't see Siemens sue Nokia or Sony Ericsson for making sliders right? Instead, they made their products better and vice versa. And Apple came along with the iPhone, sure it was great, but the innovations stopped there, since then Apple has been doing nothing but take and take without giving anything back, hell they're even trying to get rid of the people they took from in the first place.

posted on 13 Jun 2012, 12:06

98. bennnnn (Posts: 1; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)


I want to ask a genuine question, and I am a g nexus user. Why do Android fans so strongly believe it's more advanced? I'm looking for reasons to not get the new iPhone when it come out. To me, iphone has:

better camera (compared to vast majority of android phones)
better music player
better ecosystem (airplay is so much simpler and advanced compared to whatever 3rd solution)
better email and calendar apps (unless you are a hardcore gmail user)
better apps in general (although android has better free apps)

having more features doesn't make an OS advanced. by that account WinMo 6.5 was way more advanced than android and iOS in 2008. if you recall, copy and paste on android was utter s**t before ICS. iOS' way worked much better

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 14:17 1

50. tedkord (Posts: 12272; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


You think this article is flamebait? Head on over to BGR and read the article, "Why iOS just stomped out Android, again!"

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 18:36

72. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


lol yeah just read that article and obviously the guy just wrote that article just to get views...how someone can say that ios 6 widens the gap from android so much that its left android behind when majority of the ios 6 features all ready exist on android....i hate writers that write link bait articles.

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 10:26 10

9. md227a (Posts: 153; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


Im sorry, but when you break down iOS growth like this it really shows how long its taken apple to add basic features that Android has had for a while.

Lets see
installing 3rd party apps 2 years
copy and past 3 years
multi tasking 4 years
voice assistance 5 years
turn by turn Nav 6 years

All of this and more was available in 2009 on android 2.0

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 10:39 3

12. bbblader (Posts: 590; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


1st : good 2nd old 3rd old 4th old 5th old 6th old
so give me a damn good reason to buy this older than symbian software

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 12:29

36. ieronz (Posts: 9; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)


Please buy the symbian already.

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 10:44 4

13. frydaexiii (Posts: 1460; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Cool Story, now do one of Android...At least each slide won't show the same friggin homescreen again and again.

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 10:45 10

14. fongy (Posts: 41; Member since: 09 Feb 2010)


I've recently purchased a new iPad, but have had an Android mobile for it seems forever (4 years?)

Being a relative newbie to iOS and having grown up with Android's million iterations... I am shocked now at just how restrictive iOS is... I mean iOS6 is by all intents and purposes, Android Froyo? Gingerbread at a push? But without all the freedom that I take for granted every day (radio, drag and drop files, no need for converting anything, multiple browsers - you can't really even get a decent browser on the iPad - where's Chrome / Firefox?!?!) or even use the item you have bought as an external drive, etc.!

But fundamentally, you can't even individualise the product you have bought and you own...

The folders on the iPad are so boring and restrictive, let me place something where I want to or at least let me change the colour of a folder or something! And let's not forget not even being able to change your ringtone unless it is purchased from a mediocre selection from the app store...

Don't get me wrong, the iPad 'just works' and you want that from a tablet - and the apps are amazing (kudos to developers, not Apple there) and I'm sure it p1sses on Android tablets... due to the wealth of apps... but in terms of mobile phones - it's galvanised what I feared about iOS just how unnecessarily restrictive it is (is having a radio / your own ringtones / scrolling wallpaper really THAT resource-intensive?)

I think the fact that Apple have restricted so much and drip-fed basic features every year, to me says that either their marvelous technology can't handle the basics, or, they simply haven't got the ability to add basic functions to their products... either way, what they are doing is holding their users back technology and feature-wise whilst the rest of the world goes ahead leaps and bounds...

It's quite tragic actually, because iOS is really showing its age now I think, both in functionality AND definitely looks... and with Window Mobile 8 and ICS really looking swish... it definitely needs an aesthetic overhaul as well as letting users have a LOT more control over the very expensive products they have purchased...

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 12:39 1

42. good2great (Posts: 1042; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


not to troll you but why the hell you bought the ipad for then? it doesn't make since if you are an advanced android user to purchase an ipad KNOWING that it was restricted before you purchased it...

just put your ipad on craigslist or ebay already...

no disrespect...

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 14:48 1

57. tedkord (Posts: 12272; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Well, the iPad is still the best choice for tablets. No Android OEM has come close to matching price and function. That will change, but for now iPad is king.

I think the better question is, why buy any tablet? For the same price, get a lower end laptop that is infinitely more versatile, powerful and useful.

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 16:48

66. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


price and function? its 600 bux and it does less than a kindle.

bah. give me a transformer for 400. ill take the extra 200, buy the keyboard dock and take my wife to lunch. more functionality and less money.

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 20:13

81. I.P.H.O.N.E (banned) (Posts: 33; Member since: 09 May 2012)


Did he hit the eYeNerve....
Cant xcpt the truth...

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