Apple iPhone X unveiling shows us that BlackBerry 10 was ahead of its time
by Alan Friedman / Sep 12, 2017, 11:18 PM
Like the Apple iPhone X, the BlackBerry 10 models did not have a home button, which forced BlackBerry to come up with gestures to replace the functions that would have been handled by a press on the home button.
A number of tweets disseminated after the event took jabs at Apple, including one that read, "So #iPhoneX with no home button can do now what #BB10 did few years ago, swipe up to go home!" Another tweet praised BlackBerry for being ahead of its time. Apple also introduced a tap to wake feature on iPhone X, which is something that has been available on certain Android phones for some time.
Check out the two videos in the video slideshow below to see the introduction of tap to wake on the iPhone X, and the swipe up to go home gesture. The second video shows how BlackBerry 10 had that gesture first. In fact, the video was posted to YouTube in February 2013.
We should also mention that 2009's webOS, used on the Palm Pre, was a gesture centric OS. Flicking a "card" of an active open app off the screen to close it is a gesture still in use today by both iOS and Android. And the Nokia N9, launched in September 2011, was powered by MeeGo. The latter was another gesture based
source: AppleInternational, BlackBerryHelp via CrackBerry
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Atleast someone speaks the truth here.
posted on Sep 12, 2017, 11:20 PM 24
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They forget nokia N9
posted on Sep 12, 2017, 11:33 PM 26
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N9 meego did both swipe gestures and double tap wake and gets no mention. Sad. Of course, we can't forget Web OS, which did it around the same time too, long before Bb OS10. These editors get their info from random tweets I see! Lol.
posted on Sep 12, 2017, 11:53 PM 20
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Hey did anybody notice the 50$ price increase of the ipad pro 10.5 256GB? I was planning to buy the 256GB wifi version. It costs $749 while $649 for the 64GB version. I wondered why Apple charged the iphone a $150 extra for the higher 256GB storage option when the iPad pro price is only $100 extra. Looked at apple's website and then poof, the iPad price also changed. The way of the Apple....
posted on Sep 13, 2017, 12:18 AM 5
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Wow. I've been saying this since forever, but the trolls and haters here just refused to see it, and all they could talk about is the lack of apps. App gap aside, BlackBerry 10 is still a phenomenal, feature packed OS, and even Apple thinks so, and that's why it's "borrowing" features from BlackBerry 10. Waiting for the incoming barrage of comments from certain iOS fanboys that are triggered by the truth.
posted on Sep 12, 2017, 11:24 PM 14
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If Apple was able to file a lawsuit against Samsung for swipe to unlock, can BlackBerry now file one against Apple? Obviously Apple has no problem taking ideas from others, but on the rare occasion they have one of their own they fight to prevent others from copying them.
posted on Sep 12, 2017, 11:32 PM 14
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