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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, 16:27 15

7. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2707; 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, 16:31 23

8. Whateverman (Posts: 3283; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Yes, it's funny how the company that sues for round corners just "borrowed" their entire OS from the companies it likes to sue. OEMs should be firing up their legal departments right about now.

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: 2707; 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, 16:50 3

19. mafiaprinc3 (Posts: 571; Member since: 07 May 2012)


and then call it innovation, innovation is bringing something new to the table! apple did that with the first iphone,after that they began borrowing or in plain terms "Stealing",apple still makes good products but they need to innovate!!!

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 16:53 3

21. mafiaprinc3 (Posts: 571; 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: 2707; 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, 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, 17:44 20

49. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3113; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


"adopting the best of the competition, and that's okay."

Reaaaalllly? So why is Apple so far up Samsung's butt with lawsuits?

People can say Samsung stole ideas from Apple but when Apple steals from others, it's "borrowing" and okay to do?

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, 17:51 3

53. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2707; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Not talking about lawsuits. Just talking about iOS 7.

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 18:00 13

58. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3113; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


But how can you talk about anything Apple related and not talk about lawsuits? They sue everyone who is competition with claims of stealing or as you say, borrowing. Yet it's okay for them to steal...er...borrow?

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 18:06

62. ihatesmartphone (unregistered)


I really hope that Apple will not suing other company due to these changes...:)

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 18:21 8

67. amiaq (Posts: 509; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


just DIE you arrogant Apple!! you deserve to go down in painful slow death.

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 18:35 3

68. darkkjedii (Posts: 22956; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


He'll ignore that, watch.

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 18:37 1

69. darkkjedii (Posts: 22956; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


He owned your ass sonnnn

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 18:38 1

70. darkkjedii (Posts: 22956; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Gee wiz dude. Get a grip

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 18:40

71. darkkjedii (Posts: 22956; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Re read #53 and #15 sheezzzz

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 18:50 4

75. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3113; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


I did but that doesn't change the fact that Apple is being hypocrites here and I certainly will not praise them for doing what others have done and go sue the crap out of the same companies that they stole from.

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, 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, 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: 2912; 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, 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.

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