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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86. tedkord (Posts: 9872; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
I'm just talking tablets, now. The iPhone itself hasn't been head of the pack since 2009. It's been playing catchup, and falling further behind each year.
94. fongy (Posts: 41; Member since: 09 Feb 2010)
I think you misunderstand my comment - my comparison here is with operating systems and freedom...
And like I say in my original comment there is no doubt that the iPad p1sses on Android tablets purely because of the wealth of developers / apps on the appstore...it's not because of the technology!
And to an extent the OS doesn't matter AS MUCH on a tablet as it does on a phone... therefore it's bearable at home when really all you're doing is surfing / apps / small productivity..
But on a PHONE which is all things to all people and taken everywhere... iOS is woefully lacking...
I'm fortunate to have both and from a technology fan the best combo is apple tablet + android phone but from an OS point of view - there is no doubt apple are slowing fading away and these large presentations that give you, well facebook integration that has been integral to Sony handsets (as an example) for years is pretty much a joke.....
16. biophone (Posts: 1910; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
The first ios was so great and there have been so many improvements over its next six generations that it is really amazing to see where it came from. This year is going to be about hardware though since ios 5 was such a dramtic change ios 6 is just adding on to that. Ios 7 should be the next big change as O think michael carts ideas are going to be brought to life with the actually phone not that different.
32. wsucoug13 (Posts: 164; Member since: 04 May 2012)
"really amazing to see where it came from" what the hell are you talking about?
17. bayusuputra (Posts: 961; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)
oh.. my.. god.. my nokia 3310 is more advance.. gasp!
19. skymitch89 (Posts: 1284; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)
And something else that is sad is that some of the main "new" features coming to iOS has come from popular features in Android (drop down notification bar & if a website has an app in the App Store, then you can download that app).
21. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
notice our trolls have been very absent since iOS6 got announced? Maybe they are hiding in shame... lol
23. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
Actually I'm just tired of arguing with trolls like you
25. Sackboy117 (Posts: 178; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Why argue, u got an phone u love, it works for you, what's the point of trying change opinions of people on the internet.
Live your life.
28. frydaexiii (Posts: 1425; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)
Argue? Last I check repeating "Study shows Apple users are richer and more tech savvy" is not an argument.
30. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)
Funny how you brought that up. my very first debate with him on this site was on that very subject, which I questioned the credibility of the study and sources.
33. wsucoug13 (Posts: 164; Member since: 04 May 2012)
Thats is dumb, my sister is getting an iPhone cuz she cannot figure out her android. So i tell her to get an iPhone since a 5 year old can use it.
29. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1717; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Halle-f**king-lujah, we have finally shut up the taco troll
82. I.P.H.O.N.E (banned) (Posts: 33; Member since: 09 May 2012)
Ur not tired, but out ov words... but theres nothing yo say.
46. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
Don't be dumb remixfa. Have you at all seen the magnitude of Android users on this page? There's really no point saying anything
67. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
those 2 troll nearly every article while saying they dont. they bring it on themselves. Do you see anyone taking Jeff to task? No way, he's an intelligent reasonable poster. Tweetle dumb and his chicken headed pet have long earned the comments from posters from the mountains of stupid things they say daily. Tweetle dumb means it, at least his chicken headed pet does it just to get a giggle.
47. gallitoking (Posts: 4718; Member since: 17 May 2011)
not in shame we are happy with our device... an so is millions of people. we are good
52. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)
exactly whether android copies ios or ios copies android it shouldnt matter to the end user as long we are happy with our devices...does it matter if i prefer android to ios where as someone else prefers ios or wp7 to android not really.the os we choose does not make us who we are...all this useless trolling about copying and whos made more money is bull..lol some people defend a phone or an os as if they are defending a family member..seriously the human race is getting dumber abd dumber if we feel the need to defend a os
77. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
Yes u are all the computer illieterates....
And the show offs and posers...
27. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
Still look the same after 5 generation of versions... Adding different features here and there can't really be renovation. In the other hand Android's OSs over the years changes as different versions came out. I think iOS is a well built OS from the start, but if it keeps staying that way it might just drive some of its fan away. I have to say some features they have a cool and all, but so what? And PLEASE stop talking about Siri, because Apple didn't come up with that, they just bought it. Therefore, take that out of your point of argument, iFans. I understand Samsung copied that feature, but Android didn't so stop mixing the issues together. 3D mapping is cool and all, but when you are driving you are not going to be looking at your phone and say "The map looks nice". Instead you will be looking at the roads.
41. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)
Agreed. I use Google Maps for navigation, and it works perfect. Aside from when I'm bored at work, what is 3D view good for besides a novelty factor?
43. good2great (Posts: 1042; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
i dont even know why PA posted this...lol
i'm sure they see EVERY iOS article has been shamed by android users...
iOS has become the laughing stock of this site...lol
45. alx33 (Posts: 32; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)
Not to put ios down or anything, but who would use phone if you couldn't send mms until 3 years after its initial launch. Copy and paste should've been there from the beginning. iOS is visually appealing (My Opinion) but after 6 releases, it's barely caught up to the features that other OS's had at its initial release. The only drastically new features are passbook and the new accessibility options (which I admit they deserve praise for as it could drastically improve usability for people with mental disabilities). They're most major OS change was definitely ios 5. It's the only OS version that not only added new features ( iMessage, ICloud, Twitter) but also drastically changed a core part of the OS (Notifications). iOS 6 was a very Minor update in all.
48. gaby1451 (Posts: 114; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
Maybe I counted wrong but how has it been 6 years since the release of the original iPhone and iOS? It's 2012, not 2013. You don't include 2007 in your initial start, you start counting after that...
58. beillax (Posts: 24; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)
Android people, please stay away from Apple articles if you are going to post negative comments. The only time I ever commented on Android articles is when I used to own one. I understand that there has been a lot of articles lately about Apple and you guys are tired of it but it is WWDC and this is a big deal for Apple users.
61. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
"Android people, please stay away from Apple articles if you are going to post negative comments. The only time I ever commented on Android articles is when I used to own one."
So if I want comment on Apple articles I have to own an Apple product? You are kidding, right?
DON'T TELL PEOPLE WHAT THEY CAN AND CAN'T DO WITH THEIR OWN FREE OPINIONS !!!
78. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
But u dont like or use Apple products...
Where is this coming from!
88. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)
oh shut up, TROLL. Your name says all.
92. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
"But u dont like or use Apple products..."
So? That's mean I can't comment on Apple articles?
79. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
Yes we can... cause there Android Fandroids....!
We dont need ur advise...
95. hltechie (unregistered)
I agree that anyone can post on any article. However it just does not make sense for you to troll on a product or OS you do not have or have not used.
68. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
every action begets an equal and opposite reaction.
if you want to know why android users are here laughing (besides the obvious iOS bit) you need to look no farther than the bread crumb trail of stupidity that is the iTroll's posts on every other article.
83. I.P.H.O.N.E (banned) (Posts: 33; Member since: 09 May 2012)
There are only 3 Iphone users in here... rest are Anoids... hahaha
80. durag1 (Posts: 35; Member since: 29 May 2012)
Thats why I would never ever buy a iphone! Same crap for 6 years! No battery option! No memory card option! 800mhz processor! What a piece of crap!
89. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)
Apple- For the iOS 6, we, shall introduce our newest revolutionary feature ever- our new revolutionary 3D map! (*All claps)
Google and android users- B*tch please.... Google have the 3D map put into Android OS since 3 years ago. apple u r really behind time.
*Why Apple loves to use the word ''revolutionary'' when some of the features are not as how they described?
97. gayasarafe (Posts: 25; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)
Yeah,,,,,,,,now do the same article with android,,,then you'll see how android has evolved when compared to ioS