Equity Research firm says iOS 7 is "far superior" to other platforms, predicts aggressive lawsuits by Apple

Equity Research firm says iOS 7 is
We have never been all that kind to analysts in general, but this latest batch of comments has us completely baffled. An equity research firm has put out a report about Apple and iOS 7. The report makes some bold claims, like saying that iOS 7 is "far superior" to other platforms, and goes on to predict that Apple will be extremely aggressive in pursuing patent lawsuits against those it feels infringe on iOS 7.

We're sure that all the Apple haters have stopped reading already and have jumped to the comment section, but we have a big issue with this report: namely, where it's from. The report comes from Global Equities Research analyst Trip Chowdhry, and the issue we have is that Global Equities Research makes its money predicting how stocks will perform. Of course, releasing a report like this seems like a pretty shady way to have some control over how Apple's stock will perform. 

The information in the report is a strange mix of predictions and info from interviews after speaking to "400 to 500 people a month" at a large number of tech conferences and events. Based on those conversations, the report claims that the overall impression is that "iOS7 has a very simple, clean and uncluttered UI, which may take little time to be appreciated." Of course, iOS has had a simple, clean, and uncluttered UI since version 1.0, so we're not quite sure what has changed.

The authors add that "iOS7 is completed new UI, which is far superior to anything that is available out there." There is no note in the Barron's report as to whether this is the opinion of the authors, or the opinions of those interviewed. It also doesn't mention who was interviewed, and why we should believe their opinion on an OS design that no one has seen yet. The report also says that the new UI may support new touch gestures called "bend" and "squeeze", but again did no elaborate.

Then the report goes into the realm of prediction that seems to have less behind it than the interviews. Apparently, Chowdhry believes that Apple is so impressed with its own work on iOS 7 that the company is already revving up the legal team, and "Apple will aggressively go with Patent Infringement for each and every competitor that may have even tried to copy a small feature from iOS7." And, as you would expect, there is little evidence to support this claim.

Of course, WWDC is next week, so we will be seeing iOS 7 soon enough, and we'll be able to judge for ourselves just how it stacks up to the competition. 

source: Barron's

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74 Comments

1. sarb009

Posts: 322; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

The only thing apple is far superior than other platforms is "lawsuits" ONLY !

4. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I agree, and Apple should rename the iOS to i.Own.Sue.

33. ScottSchneider

Posts: 336; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

Probably i.Only.Sue...

44. darkkjedii

Posts: 30675; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Now that was funny lol. +1 Xperia.

45. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Thats innovative dude nice one...

73. ncarlosmiguel

Posts: 206; Member since: May 14, 2013

'"Apple will aggressively go with Patent Infringement for each and every competitor that may have even tried to copy a small feature from iOS7." And, as you would expect, there is little evidence to support this claim.' Not sure if telling the truth or sarcasm.

22. AnTuTu

Posts: 1580; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

iOS 7 isn't even near but lawsuits from Apple are already standing outside the Court hahahah what a shame

26. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

exactly, iOS is so inferior that I understand why would anyone buy such an incapable device :) 1) no free copy file = fascism 2) no default app selection = fascism 3) no nfc = arrogance 4) no voice recognition in many languages = incapability 5) Apple censors your personal emails!!!! - “Apple censoring iCloud emails and attachments” = fascism 6) "Phones most vulnerable among smartphones" = amateurs 7) "Apple iOS Apps Leak More Personal Info Than Android" = security amateurs 8) "Quarter of iPhones have a broken screen, poll says." = quality sucks 9) "40% of iOS popular apps invade your privacy without any permission." = security sucks 10) "FBI files: STEVE JOBS was a lying, power hungry, mad man." 11) "Steve Jobs: "We are shameless about stealing great ideas." " 12) "Italy fines Apple $1.2 million over AppleCare practices." = fascism 13) "Belgian consumer group files complaint against Apple over AppleCare warranty practices." = fascism sorry, but only a IT st*pid person would buy such a "non-smartphone" :)

43. thelegend6657 unregistered

I would like to continue to use android on my main phone GS2 cyanogenmod 10 , but use a smoother but less capable OS like iOS or WP8 as my 2nd phone

46. atsamman

Posts: 74; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

I have to strongly disagree with number 8 I have had 3 iphones before and iam very uncareful (careless) about my phones and I have droped it many times and many times splat on the screen non of them got broken If its anything apple does well is the quality

47. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

its not about one my or your opinion, its just a fact according to some survey :)

49. darkkjedii

Posts: 30675; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

"Some survey". "Some surveys" say the lochness monster is real.

74. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

you kid, are not able to search the text on the google? :) goo [dot] gl/Fc6eH

59. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

ahh you got your information from a 'survey' wow..

48. darkkjedii

Posts: 30675; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Oh lord another countdown.

53. skinny95black

Posts: 113; Member since: Jan 06, 2013

Justice in one comment

29. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Besides making excellent devices that just work and people want to buy.

40. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

I'm soryy but who dafuq thumbs this guy up.....

50. darkkjedii

Posts: 30675; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

+1 mxy... No argument there.

69. Apple_Fan

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 05, 2013

Wait, you mean there are people who value stability, battery life, build quality, and resale value more than endless lists of specs most folks who buy based on them don't even really understand. No... ;)

58. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

they are the most copied OS as well

75. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

Do you mean "copied"rectangle? Or stolen statusbar by rotten Apple? ;-)

2. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

This will be interesting how accurate or inaccurate this report is after WWDC.

3. PhansMuneeb

Posts: 371; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Who cares we can't even send files over bluetooth in iOs, If all the limitations are removed I'm in.

36. crazymonkey05

Posts: 187; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

If you remove all those restrictions you get a thing called android

60. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

wow really ??? BT.. how many Android users use it other than geeks..

71. xwilx

Posts: 4; Member since: May 21, 2013

u don't have be a geek to send files over Bluetooth. its easy and fast way to transfer files from your computer with out plugging in. I always send music and pictures to my phone from my laptop and all it takes is 2 clicks. my gf even uses it. you're a clueless apple idiot who never got to use Bluetooth transfer smh

72. DnB925Art

Posts: 1165; Member since: May 23, 2013

Many, since many people use bluetooth for wireless speakers, headsets, and pairing with your car's speaker system.

5. saenaedewe

Posts: 72; Member since: May 01, 2013

KLP will be more further superior than iOS7!

17. g2a5b0e unregistered

Froyo will be superior to iOS 7.

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