Microsoft's Joe Belfiore subtly mocks the new features in iOS 5

Microsoft's Joe Belfiore subtly mocks the new features in iOS 5
Microsoft's VP of Windows Phone Program Management Joe Belfiore, who is one of the main men behind WP7, took a quick bite out of Apple's iOS 5 fanfare yesterday. Not that we are surprised that the competition is jumping in with these, but obviously a good deal of laughter is in front of us, watching the big boys in mobile kicking each other.

Android has the option to map the camera app to physical keys available on your device, and, given that the feature to press the shutter key and enter directly into the Camera interface has been present on Windows Phone 7 handsets as well, since they became available last fall, he wrote on Twitter:


Since then, he has taken the time to post a two-part tweet about a number of the new iOS 5 features that have been present on WP7 devices from the onset. Well, we can't say that Apple was gentle with the other mobile platforms last night, too.


We might be having a lot of these tit-for-tat innuendos now that iOS 5 has been revealed, with a lot of new for the platform things, that already exist on other smarphone platforms. We just hope that the number of attention-grabbing lawsuits in the mobile industry doesn't increase, we have enough to deal with already. Oh, Microsoft's Joe Belfiore apparently wrote this in response to an iOS fan who was looking forward to use the volume key as a shutter button. What's next, Andy Rubin making a JibJab video about Notification Center?

source: Twitter via WPCentral

FEATURED VIDEO

50 Comments

35. chix017 unregistered

Lmao! Reminds me of when Steve Jobs said at Iphone 4 intro 'We have brought facetime to the world' (video calling) when Nokia on the other hand had been doing it 6 years before that! It's the appld way of doing things. 'fancy name' is their innovation

45. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

E X A C T L Y!!!They might have bought FaceTime to the world, but video calling has been around for years...And Apple, iPhone fanboys ate that up. And about it sucking back then, uh....any old tech is gonna suck compared to new tech for the most part. Look at old HDTV's vs. newer ones. Look at old gaming consoles vs. newer ones.So please Apple, iPhone fanboys dont mention "well back then..." cuz back then alot of things sucked compared to now.See, the problem with most iPhone, Apple fanboys is they dismiss the innovation from years ago cuz it sucked, it didnt sell, it wasnt popular, etc.

22. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

Features just works better on the iphone. Whether it's a new one, or something that's been around for years. Rather have a phone with only 5 features but works smoothly, than a phone with 10 features but of poor implementation and troublesome.

34. snowgator

Posts: 3629; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Sometimes Gemini gets hit in a lot of the posts I read because he is very much in the Apple corner. That is okay- a lot of times he makes solid points. When Posts were going up about LTE being put in place by all major carriers, I thought Sprint might end up being better off for having to wait to move to LTE from WiMax because by the time they get there, Verizon and AT&T would have had all the screw ups and Sprint should be able to learn from those mistakes and have a smooth transition. That is kinda Geminis' point on innovation- you can't lead all the time. But you can learn from others tech and mistakes and make the smoothest UI and user experience as you can. I really, really like what Windows is doing, and they can pat themselves on the back for how far they have come from the Windows Mobile crap they pushed for years to this fantastic and rapidly improving OS they have now. But, Apple's user experience was vastly copied for the last couple years, and what we have now are great Mobile experiences. No problem with Apple doing the same thing from Droid and Windows, or even RIM and WebOS. Just make it good for your users. We all win.I read once that experience is the best teacher, but only idiots won't learn in any other school.

44. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Thats one of the biggest myths about the iPhone....that things "just work","just works better". Co worker was showing us pics n clips on his iPhone of some school play. Phone froze. Eventually someone else that had an iPhone got it back to the homescreen. He kept tapping something. The iPhone is just like any other smartphone.

20. thehulk357 unregistered

Android is like a HOE. Open the everyone but eventually will get infected.

19. thehulk357 unregistered

@T Bone . You do not need to hack android google will do it for you. Android is all hype. All I hear from android user is how you can change your screen different feature. Battery life is still horrible, you need a virus protection. Over 20% of the android apps are virus prone. Lot of people that have issue with the iPhone never own an iPhone . I was on the android hype for 2 years. But went through over 8 android device. My Sony Ericsson just got a 2.0 update. Android can do better as well as blackberry. Great ideas but do not like to work. Apple has a good product . But the WWDC 2011 conference everyone should got an email

6. Larry unregistered

Microsoft is jealous. They always promised better but every update is the same as the previous update. Their computer are a piece of junk always freezing and lagging. Microsoft and android should be sister companies to one another. Virus prone, malware, software problem. We you steal another idea your product will never function probably. Example Microsoft and android

7. T-Bone unregistered

@Larry: An apple promise the next big thing in mobile and still failed. Every OS has their problems, or did you forget how fast it is to hack an iphone (google iphone hacks). Weither you're a die-hard apple fan or not, alot of ios5 features were just ripped from android and windows phone 7 plain and simple. Android is still the most popular os in the U.S., and continues to grow globally. Iphone reinvented the mobile market with the original iphone, now apple is in the position where it is playing catch up with the competition. Accept it and move on.

9. Lumox unregistered

Wrong T-bone, i suggest you look up a recent graph of most popular OS and you will see Iphone up in front. keep in mind android whores itself out to every single manufacturer so in a lineup you will see 1 iphone but probably over 50 androids. just because there are more of you doesnt make it the most popular. Almost forgot, the mobile companies are a business, i use an htc inspire for work and a Iphone 4 as my personal device and its true ive wondered a few times " oh why cant my iphone do this or that" with this new os it will. EVERYONE integrates features from other os into theirs, its how the world works people.

13. bluechrism unregistered

Actually, most recent graphs of most popular OS's show either Symbian or Android as Andoid just passed Symbian in the last few months. Apple a good 10% back. If you are talking US only - Android healthily ahead of iPhone. Not saying iPhone isn't impressive for a single manufacture making about 1-2 different models per year, it is. but I'm not sure it has ever been the most popular OS using sales volume as a measure, in any thing except AT&T's most popular phone.

18. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

lol. iBots are silly, arent they? T-Bone.. in head to head hacking competitions (yes there is such a thing), the iphone is always the first to be hacked.. last time i think it took a guy all of 12 seconds to be hacked and get all the info off the phone.. REMOTELY. If that is what you call security, ur in for a suprise. Yea, phone sites like to make big stories about apps being removed from the android market due to malware concerns, but when is the last time you ever heard of anyone being affected by these apps? They are put up, and then quickly removed by Google. And according to the articles posted yesterday, a bunch of tech people are claiming that WP7 is actually the most secure OS on the mobile market right now. There goes your entire arguement. Lumox, the iphone hasnt been in front for a while. Yea, its still selling great, but android is outselling it exponentially. By the end of this year apple will be on every major carrier... if the rumors are true.. and then that claim will go away. Sad fact, is whenever someone asks me about it at work and I say it will probably be out around fall, most people just shrug their shoulders and tell me how much more advanced android is. There is a reason iOS5 is a copycat OS.. Android has been innovating the hell out of the industry since it launched where iOS started out with a bang and then fizzled out. If you like all the iOS5 features, you should spend 2 weeks with a nice android phone.. You will never go back.

28. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

Failed? Well if failing means making more profit every quarter, then I want to be a failure, lol. The only reason why android is gaining more market share than iOS is because android offers CHEAP alternatives for the iphone. Android devices are mass produced, while the iphone is an exclusive device. If catching up means making more money than the competition, then I would like to play catch up as well, lol.

12. Eingild

Posts: 203; Member since: Apr 19, 2011

Play Crysis in a Mac and I will agree with you. It is not the fault of MS that your pc is always freezing and lagging. It's your stupid mind which assembled you pc using low-end components that should be blamed. Straighten out your reasoning dumbass.

21. simplyj

Posts: 406; Member since: Dec 23, 2009

I dont agree with the low end component part.. I'd say more like all the porn he visits, and he probably clicks the links for free virus scans and free ipads..

5. sonisoe

Posts: 440; Member since: May 06, 2009

yup, am not a webos user, but even that os has more exciting features than ios and how webos has been integrated across hp devices is awesome... if that'd come fr apple, mobilephone blogs, perhaps incl. phone arena, wuld say its genius, but since its hp, not a lot of techies mmake too much a big deal out of it (i guess).... hence, in case any of you arent aware, just go to youtube and search hp pre3, or hp pad, you'll see..

15. snowgator

Posts: 3629; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Thanks for giving a little love to WebOS. In any industry(autos, tech, real estate, you name it) success breeds imitation which gives way to inovation which leads back to people ripping off the successful. See RF's post above.

27. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

Then why didn't hp come up with their own iphone and ipad in 2007? Lol.

4. RF unregistered

When apple introduce the iPhone, almost all manufacturers tried to make their phone in similar style (HTC, Samsung, Motorola...etc). Now apple trying to integrate some features from other OS like Android & WP7. This is nature of the mobile business.

10. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

I agree and I know Android folks, WebOS folks, and BB folks are eating this up and iPhone fanboys are probably in their feelings but hey, if it works good, use it. Just stop being sue happy Apple....thats all.This is why it pays to not be a fanboy...

16. AppleFUD unregistered

You mean like the LG Prada that debuted six months before the iPhone? Or do you mean Palm & BB that had everything except the capacitive touch screen years before the iphone? Just because they add a very expensive peace of hardware doesn't make is revolutionary nor original. Others were headed that way. . . just didn't think the price would hold for customers. See, it's apple fans like you that cause these comments from apple haters about how apple fans will go around saying apple's latest knockoff is revolutionary and innovative. The iphone's original designs were very blackberry like. They were trying to put together a competitor to the blackberry as that was the big dog at the time. They added some hardware that they thought they could sell for a high price where other companies thought it was too expensive still. That changed the design somewhat. . . otherwise it was pretty much the same as BB, Palm, and Nokia. . . but more designed around a browser because they had nothing other than that and didn't expect devs to produce any apps. . . because they are apple and no one writes software for them. Well, they lucked out and devs made the iphone what it is.

24. droidFTW unregistered

You are clueless. LG Prada's first to market doesn't mean anything.. I am not siding with Apple here.. If you base the fact that LG Prada was announced six months (demoed couple of months) before Apple iPhone has your argument. Then you are WRONG! If you think that it only took Apple six months to cook up iOS and accompanying hardware (that including testing and field testing hardware).. You are grossly misinformed about software and hardware development and testing! If anyone here, it is you, who is spreading FUD!

31. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Wait a min.....but some folks claim that since the Samsung F700 was shown a mere month after Apple showed the orig iPhone...Samsung blatantly copied Apple.... If thats the case....folks cant keep saying the F700 is a copy of the orig iPhone then...

42. AppldFUD unregistered

You are obviously the clueless idiot that can't read. I didn't say anything about apple copying the Prada. I'm pointing out that companies were headed in the same direction--a big touch screen phone. FYI, the Prada won the IF award in September 2006. Try learning to read before spewing your vitriol. As far as who apple copied. . . clearly they copied BB & Palm--and they were out years prior. Now STFU!

26. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

Well because it is true that Apple products are innovative. Otherwise, it wouldn't get this much popularity. No one cared for the LG Prada because it sucked, lol. It was laggy, unresponsive, and did not really offer anything noteworthy to create a massive appeal for users to switch to touchscreen phones. Don't be bitter :)

36. W Head unregistered

A phone that locks you in to an ecosystem is very bad as the user experience has deflated over time, no MicroSD or HDMI, my phone has an in-built FM transmitter so don't need to waste money on an accessory, also just because you say something is true does not mean it actually is true, Apple fanboys and girls need to wake up to reality and see Apple products for what they really are, easy to use so dumb people can make calls...one size fits all (where have we heard that before in history...russia)

39. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

We are in the reality, lol. Haven't you heard of Apple's success yet? With cloud services making its way to mainstream, microsd is on its way to being obsolete. To say that a tight ecosystem is bad, is a wrong thing to say. It may not work for everyone, but for those that it will, it's awesome. It's more secure, and the quality of apps are consistent, and services are much more integrated, giving users a much better customer service experience.

2. doubler86

Posts: 320; Member since: Jan 26, 2011

I 100% agree that was the saddest excuse for a press conference. The iOS and the Cloud are full of features that have already been out for Android and/or WD7 for a while. How sad, they call it a major release and still its outdated.

11. Eingild

Posts: 203; Member since: Apr 19, 2011

That's not the saddest part. The saddest part is a lot of people will still consider it revolutionary since "Apple" announced it.

17. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

sad but true.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.
FCC OKs Cingular's purchase of AT&T Wireless