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Tim Cook says he has no problem porting Apple apps to Android

0. phoneArena 28 May 2013, 22:47 posted on

Tim Cook has been letting loose a string of pretty interesting soundbytes so far during his talk at the AllThingsD D11 conference. He has talked about Google Glass, Apple's APIs, and the fabled iPhablet, but maybe the most interesting quote of the day was his comment on the possibility of Apple possibly porting its apps to Android. It wasn't an admission that it would happen, but Cook was far more accepting of the idea than you might think...

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posted on 28 May 2013, 22:49 5

1. av911 (Posts: 150; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


I want Safari.

posted on 28 May 2013, 23:45 16

12. AnTuTu (Posts: 936; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


Tim Cook says he has no problem porting Apple apps to Android ---> But he won't do it why because if he does then Apple will completely loose its ground.

posted on 29 May 2013, 02:02 5

20. ITEngineer (Posts: 54; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)


And what ground is he on? my wife has an ipad and iphone, i have a S4 and a Nexus 7, Safari is no where near the browsers that exists on Android.

Icloud/Itunes would only make sense for people who bought things and changed to android and would like to see the movies or hear the songs they own, but Apple won't do that, and in a way they are right, cause a lot of users want to switch to android but they invested so much in itunes that they would lose a lot.
So Apple won't make it easy for them by saying we built a migration bridge for you Goodbye!

posted on 29 May 2013, 02:36 1

21. AnTuTu (Posts: 936; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


Well I have spoken to people who own an iDevice and when you ask them why have they bought this ? Most of them would always say oh there are so many apps in the Apple's app store.

So according to this article, if Apple does that then people who are thinking to buy an iDevice because of apps won't buy it.

posted on 29 May 2013, 04:16 1

22. ITEngineer (Posts: 54; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)


Almost all of the apps developed by other than apple exists on android.
The Apps that are developed by apple and could be ported to android are the following.

1.Garageband
2.Maps
3.iCloud
4.iTunes

And thats pretty much about it. The only two major apps are 3 & 4, and that is what apple is all about. so i dont see them giving these two away, although if you ask me no one would use iTunes since its a pain in the @ss

posted on 29 May 2013, 04:33

23. AnTuTu (Posts: 936; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


Totally agree with you.

posted on 29 May 2013, 05:35 2

26. Hemlocke (unregistered)


Safari is more standards compliant than Chrome, and for someone who has used both extensively, i actually prefer the UX of Safari over Chrome. Couple that with the fact that Safari isn't just a data mining tool, and i could see plenty of users choosing Safari on Android.

posted on 29 May 2013, 06:37

28. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5918; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


It will be a cold day in Hell before Apple ports any of its core apps to Android. Apple's business is selling iToys. The only way you will see core Apple apps on Android is if Apple first ports Android to its iToys.

posted on 29 May 2013, 15:58

33. medicci37 (Posts: 689; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


Why???

posted on 28 May 2013, 22:58 7

2. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5633; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


sounds like ol' Cook has pretty much accepted Android and other Smartphone platforms are here to stay.

posted on 28 May 2013, 23:00 7

3. Samsomesh (Posts: 180; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)


Android has enough apps.:)

posted on 29 May 2013, 13:17 2

32. stealthd (Posts: 973; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)


You heard it developers, stop making apps. Android is perfect and doesn't need anything new, ever.

posted on 28 May 2013, 23:02 6

4. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


Just like when Apple had to accept windows was better than Macs.

posted on 28 May 2013, 23:18 11

6. quakan (Posts: 1214; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


OSX is definitely better than Windows in my opinion. Also the best computer to run Windows on is a Mac.

posted on 28 May 2013, 23:22 13

8. ocilfa (Posts: 333; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


Wrong. The best computer to run windows on is a user built PC.

posted on 28 May 2013, 23:26 5

9. quakan (Posts: 1214; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57581290-37/macbook-pro-declared-best-performing-windows-laptop/

posted on 28 May 2013, 23:37 6

10. jroc74 (Posts: 5192; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


E X A C T L Y.

The difference between Apple and other desktop PC OEM's is Apple uses quality components throughout the entire PC.

I can get a PC custom built thats cheaper than a Mac, will outperform it and be as stable as a Mac. Power supply, mobo, cpu cooler is places PC OEM's skimp on quality that Apple probably dont.

posted on 28 May 2013, 23:42 3

11. quakan (Posts: 1214; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


Yeah, I know custom PCs are best but you don't see most people out seeking custom PCs on a regular basis. Most of us buy what's on the shelf and don't consider any hardware upgrades. That report is strictly based on consumer ready-to-buy computers.

posted on 29 May 2013, 00:10

13. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


I would say this is actually the most powerful laptop I know of thats actually a good price for what you get not your crappy mac.

http://www.sagernotebook.com/index.php?page=product_info&model_name=NP9570

That laptop can use a Desktop hexacore i7 with 2 gpus. I guarantee you it has better performance than any laptop macs will for 5+ years and for the same price its probably 4-5x the raw power of a high end mac.

You wasting your $ buying from desktop manufacturers. Build your own you will save money or you can use your savings for higher quality parts.

posted on 29 May 2013, 01:20 2

19. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4103; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Macs might not be the best performers compared to PCs, but they last a VERY long time.

posted on 29 May 2013, 05:41

27. Hemlocke (unregistered)


What are you, 60? Unless you are a hardcore gamer or work from home in some compute intensive environment, what use is a desktop at all? There is a reason the PC market is dying. Most people only need a tablet, or at most, a laptop, to do what they do at home. Good luck throwing that ginormous neon-glow travesty into a travel bag for a vacation or work trip.

posted on 29 May 2013, 17:56 1

34. jroc74 (Posts: 5192; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


"What are you, 60? Unless you are a hardcore gamer or work from home in some compute intensive environment, what use is a desktop at all?"

Do you even have a job? What use is a desktop? Tell that to the govt and corporate America....I have been in both industries since 1999 and desktops still rule there.

By the way...I'd rather browse the internet at my computer desk from my desktop with a 23 in monitor, a shelf for the keyboard and mouse and desktop speakers...

posted on 29 May 2013, 00:54 2

18. Whateverman (Posts: 3231; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Never a problem with my Mac, but Windows is a whole different syory! Always get browser jacked, or viruses. For my money, Mac is the best!

posted on 28 May 2013, 23:06

5. PermanentHiatus (Posts: 267; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)


iLife. Make it happen Crook!

posted on 28 May 2013, 23:19 4

7. quakan (Posts: 1214; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


Not too much longer until WWDC. I can't wait to see what's in store.

posted on 29 May 2013, 00:11

14. techloverNYC (Posts: 420; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)


If only google and apple can come together and create the ultimate phone....

posted on 29 May 2013, 00:24

16. quakan (Posts: 1214; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


They would probably be shut down under anti-trust fears.

posted on 29 May 2013, 00:16 1

15. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


we fandroids dont want iapps.so shut up.¤®©¤

posted on 29 May 2013, 00:25

17. BadAssAbe (Posts: 434; Member since: 22 Apr 2011)


This isn't really a big deal since windows and Mac's are both rivals like iOS and android.
Yet most of Apple's programs are on windows

posted on 29 May 2013, 04:35

24. Luisit0 (Posts: 73; Member since: 18 Feb 2013)


NBA 2K13 (2K14 later on) and JellyCar series!!!!!! PLEEEEAAAASEEEEE!!!!

posted on 29 May 2013, 11:56 2

31. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2686; Member since: 26 May 2011)


1) Neither of those are made by Apple. 2) NBA 2K13 exists on Android, as does JellyCar 3.

So, what are you talking about exactly?

posted on 29 May 2013, 20:04

35. phil2n (Posts: 476; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


He want to say he doesn't have iPhone or iSomething

posted on 29 May 2013, 05:19

25. belovedson (Posts: 832; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


screw safari .... i want samsungs browser. its by far the best. chrome bites

posted on 29 May 2013, 07:31 1

29. darkkjedii (Posts: 12353; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Samsungs browser is good but chrome, and safari are better. Safarsi cut copy paste, text to speech, built in dictionary, and reader feature for text reflow put the stock Sammy browser away. I can't believe Sammy's browser still has no text reflow. That bites.

posted on 29 May 2013, 10:21 1

30. PhoneCritic (Posts: 373; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


May happen sooner then later (But not right now at least). Why? Apple has accepted that fact that the thermonuclear war is over and it could not win because it was

1. MAD ( Mutual Assured Destruction) if Apple was to win every patent war then it would have a monopoly and assure it own demise once antitrust regulators saw this happening
( Lawyers with political asperations )

2. Apple understand that it wold be very profitable if it could get it's software on the dominating platform ( there is no shame with this it's good business sense) so why not throw little hints here and there for later reference. ( we always said we would do this)

3. We need Samsung - Sharp, TSMC etc.. all combine don't have the production capabilities and low price per component like Samsung which produces everything in house. So admitting that we might consider porting our apps to Android ( Which right now is Primarily Samsung) may help us negotiate better prices and save face.

4. Apple realized it has established such a Good brand That to tamper with it in anyway will cause a sever backlash thus They have to get their software on other devices ( remember when Apple in order to survive as an alternative OS actually started licencing Apple os to other manufactures).

5. Steve Jobs is no longer around and cant take a hard-line stance any more.

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