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iOS 7 kneejerk review: adopting the best of the competition, and that's okay

0. phoneArena 10 Jun 2013, 16:15 posted on

Let's get one thing out of the way right off the bat: we absolutely love the look of iOS 7. It may just be that iOS finally looks markedly different from how it has been for the past 5 years, it may be that Apple has finally left behind the hideous skeuomorphism techniques, or it may just be that it reminds us of a mashup between Windows Phone and Google Now. Whatever the reason, we think Apple has done a solid great job of adopting the best of the competition to make something decidedly Apple...

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posted on 10 Jun 2013, 16:16 76

1. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


It's only stealing when others do it, Apple is "borrowing" ideas?

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 16:19 58

2. AnTuTu (Posts: 1580; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


They wait and watch what other giants bring to the market. And then after couple of years they merge all those features together and say "Innovation".

What a shame.....

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 17:23 12

45. Hallucinator (Posts: 387; Member since: 24 May 2010)


Kind of like Android did with The iPhone?

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 18:35 3

68. darkkjedii (Posts: 22038; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


He'll ignore that, watch.

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 19:28 14

81. AnTuTu (Posts: 1580; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


I won't ignore this as I always tell the truth and due to that I own your a$$ in every article. Grow up

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 19:51 5

84. bucky (Posts: 2693; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Actually to be dead honest, you really don't.

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 19:53 9

85. AnTuTu (Posts: 1580; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


Actually to be dead honest I wasn't talking to you dude and I just saw you first time around.

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 22:46 3

112. pixelado (Posts: 130; Member since: 16 Feb 2013)


Wow, you must think you totally owned him, right?

So, tell me, do you really think Android was "inspired" solely and entirely by iOS? Early Android versions looked more like and improved mix of Windows Mobile 6.5 and Symbian if you ask me.

Guess this won't matter to you, but that's fine.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 12:08

139. techaman (unregistered)


android did none of that the guys wanted a os to go on top of any system use whats there to make it better and faster, iphone copied all other phones and tweeked a few things and gave it a metal back and said owwww wow look at this.

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 16:27 15

7. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)


It's almost never stealing, no matter who does it, as long as it is incorporated into the platform ethos and made a natural part of the experience. It doesn't matter where the idea comes from. I know I'm personally very happy that Android is taking heavily from webOS, because it's making my daily experience better.

As stated above, Apple claiming that features are original when they aren't is the real issue, but that doesn't happen nearly as often as people think.

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 16:32 35

10. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


That really doesn't explain the plethora of lawsuits Apple has waged though.

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 16:42 12

15. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)


It's not meant to. If your issue is lawsuits, then talk about lawsuits when they happen, and be sure to note in your complaints how the biggest issue with lawsuits is the broken system the USPTO has created.

If you're angry about something, direct that anger where it is due. Anger over lawsuits doesn't detract from the fact that Apple has made solid improvements in iOS 7.

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 19:13 4

78. deathgod (Posts: 122; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)


I think he's referring more to how apple criticize's others for 'borrowing' and sues, and then goes on to do the same but calls it 'innovation'.

I personally think the new UI looks great and am glad that those that love iOS are getting the features their comp have enjoyed for a while now.

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 19:23 13

79. AnTuTu (Posts: 1580; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


What I have learned so far in couple of years in PA that "MichaelHeller" is a die hard Apple fan.

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 20:59 10

89. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


Little defensive, aren't we. Simple point is this, when someone copies Apple, they end up in court. When Apple copies someone, we get an article from you about how it's okay. I've read tons of comments about you being biased but never really believed them until now. Apple has sued plenty over less things copied than what they revealed today, and it's okay with you. How sad. And it's clear Apple is justified because they are taking advantage of a broken patent system. Sadder still.

For the record though, it's not anger. Not at all. It's disappointment more than anything, but you missed that being so defensive.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 12:13 1

141. techaman (unregistered)


your right i mean look at the name iphone was in brazil on a phone before the iphone came out and what happened lawyers and money and courts pushed it to a small corner

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 09:58 1

135. CellularNinja (Posts: 306; Member since: 27 Sep 2011)


@MichaelHeller I can appreciate what you're trying to do here in defending Apple against all the android fans like myself, there's nothing wrong with that. But I feel like you're telling us what to think way too much. Should people be bringing up Apple's ridiculous lawsuits in this article, maybe not. But replying to all of these comments telling the user what to think and that there opinion is not the right one is not really necessary, and it's kind of annoying. I understand what you're trying to do in defending Apple to keep the peace, but it's getting to be a little too much I think.

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 17:45 1

51. zekes (Posts: 229; Member since: 14 Aug 2012)


u got coned

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 18:37 1

69. darkkjedii (Posts: 22038; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


He owned your ass sonnnn

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 21:01

90. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


Okay.

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 22:51

114. pixelado (Posts: 130; Member since: 16 Feb 2013)


I appreciate your contribution to this comments board. Really informative, not to mention mature.

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 16:53 3

21. mafiaprinc3 (Posts: 552; Member since: 07 May 2012)


let's look at face time,or what we call video calling. apple introduced this as revolutionary and unique to ios,the word face is unique to ios but the functionality which is video calling was on android before,that's stealing.

i do understand & agree when you say "Apple claiming that features are original when they aren't is the real issue"

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 16:57 7

24. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)


and video calling was on PCs before Android, and there were even video calling phones separate from PCs.

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 17:13 5

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


I agree with you Michael that nothing is truly original and everyone copies everyone I just dislike apples hypocrisy, they love to call out when they think someone's cooled them but when they do the same its nothing.. But as I said I completely agree with you.

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 17:20 7

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


Oh yh forget to say that even though I agree with you it doesn't mean apple should'nt be called out for their obvious hypocrisy.

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 19:27 11

80. someones4 (Posts: 625; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)


I concede the fact that nothing is original and that companies do borrow and build upon each other's feature.
But isn't Apple making it too obvious? As if they are taunting everyone else "Yeah, i copied Google's s*it. What are you guys gonna do about it?"

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 21:29 4

97. Whodaboss (Posts: 176; Member since: 18 Nov 2011)


Sounds like an apologist to me. Say and write whatever you need to state to make you sleep good at night. But this is total stealing and copying. There's no innovation here. Just plain theft.

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 21:31 2

98. ncarlosmiguel (Posts: 206; Member since: 14 May 2013)


Apple made a great product no doubt. But they shouldn't shamelessly call it "innovation" then act as if no other product does or have it.

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 03:26 4

127. amozhi (Posts: 130; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


I don't understand why apple sued Samsung / Android for rubber banding effect ?!*%

posted on 11 Jun 2013, 06:50 2

131. ihatesmartphone (unregistered)


iPhonearena
lolol

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