Poll results: Can the more open nature of iOS 8 bring the Android marginals into the Apple fold?

Unlike the last major update (iOS 7), iOS 8 won't feature any significant design changes, and instead build upon the existing functionality and features stack with a number of new goodies. In fact, what really sets this particular update apart from past efforts is the underlying message it seems to carry: Apple is finally willing to open up a bit. Indeed, with support for third-party apps...
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107 Comments

66. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2124; Member since: May 29, 2014

What is this? Non English speaking day on PA?? Learn correct grammar first before you address me. Get a grasp of the English language before you address me. Again proving my point that widgets were there before Apple.. Whether they copied them from WM or Android they still copied them. But Bluetooth sharing was never a feature on Apple products. Again you are doing my work for me by showing how Apple copied from somebody. Again do you not realize you're proving my point yet again? Who said anything about "keyboard swap"? What's that? What point? The points you made for me by proving that Apple didn't invent any of that stiff? Thanks for that. And you did jump in to defend someone who regularly makes troll comments about Android for no reason save to start flame wars. Thanks for proving me right about that too. So you cool it down and get a grasp on the English language. You sound like a two year old.

70. androtaku

Posts: 246; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

grammar police, refer post 69

87. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

These all came from linux

96. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

fandroids are the ones whining... apple followers are happy regardless of the updates,

34. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

I think Arte was referring to Myx, not you.

42. Mxyzptlk unregistered

So you're saying android doesn't steal? Or have you forgotten android is Linux based? If it wasn't for apple and the iPhone, there'd be no smartphone market. So don't be ignorant. Again, a lot of those features were technically already possible via jailbreak. It's just that apple hasn't released them officially. Apple doesn't release every feature off the bat. Unlike others a lot of their features are tested and modified to fit the iPhone model.

49. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Stealing would require the object to be owned by another. Linux is open source for anyone to do with as they please. If Goole stole Android, then Valve, Redhat, Ubuntu are all guilty as well.

53. iampayne

Posts: 322; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

Well isn't Android Open Sourced??? So accorrding to you Apple didn't steal anything. Thanks for completely invalidating your entire argument.

62. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Lol +1

99. tedkord

Posts: 17093; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Your understanding of open source is flawed. Open source means one can use the source, modify it and distribute it as you wish, so long as you also allow others to do the same to your source (if you distribute). Android's kernel is Linux. Apple's is not. Linux can have copyrighted or patented features that others can modify within the Linux framework, but that doesn't mean others can steal the features and put them into their non-Linux OS. iOS is not Linux or Linux derivative, Linux's open source license has nothing to do with the argument. But nice try.

51. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

You just went full retard. Just because it's Linux doesn't mean it's stolen. And yes, there was a smartphone market before your precious iPhone.

94. meanestgenius

Posts: 21344; Member since: May 28, 2014

Now THIS RIGHT HERE IS AN IGNORANT STATEMENT---->"If it wasn't for Apple and iPhone, there would be no smartphone market." Apple had absolutely NOTHING to do with the creation of the smartphone market, as the smartphone existed LONG BEFORE Apple got into making phones. Get real, Mxy.

98. tedkord

Posts: 17093; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Linux is open source, licensed under GPL - you can't steal it, it's freely given. And, yes, there would be a smartphone market if not for the iPhone. I had smartphones long before the iPhone came out, and the market was growing then. Possible via jailbreak does not equal Apple having them. It equals people hacking their phones to have others make them available. Nothing wrong with that, but it doesn't matter whom Apple copied them from, they're still copied.

22. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

... most of which (about 90%) still came way after it was done on Android. Yeah, owner of a jailbroken iPad, so I know.

36. RebelwithoutaClue

Posts: 5485; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

And a lot of jailbreak features are based on apps running on Android or BB.

43. Mxyzptlk unregistered

So if you want to get technical, a lot of the basic smartphone features are based on what the iphone introduced.

47. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2124; Member since: May 29, 2014

No. They're not. Symbian, BlackBerry and Windows Mobile were all smartphone OS's that had those features years before the iPhone was even thought of. You're really drowning in the apple flavored kool aid aren't you Mxy?

61. androtaku

Posts: 246; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

u sounds more and more the kool aid yourself symbian,bb,window mobile precede both iOS and android why just attack apple? android your religion?or your masturbating idol?

63. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2124; Member since: May 29, 2014

But I'm talking in regards to Apple not Android. AAnd the way you jumped in to defend Apple and Mxy,, I guess that masturbating thing is all you dude.

50. RebelwithoutaClue

Posts: 5485; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

Yes they are, you won't hear me denying that. And even before the iphone, a lot of smartphone features we see today were still there. But Apple did set the standard back in 2007.

95. meanestgenius

Posts: 21344; Member since: May 28, 2014

NO Mxy. Symbian, BlackBerry and WM pioneered the smartphone market and those features and many more long before the iPhone was thought of. Go home, Mxy. You're drunk off of that Apple flavored kool-aid.

44. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

WTHay, keep moving those goal posts. First it's ridiculing Android users for rooting their phones, now it's okay to use jailbreak features?

59. binerry

Posts: 99; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Remember that time when Apple introduced the original iPhone, and Andy Rubin (of Android) said "we're going to have to start all over"? I do.

100. tedkord

Posts: 17093; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

No, you remember someone else proclaiming he said that. The rest of us remember two prototypes, the Sooner which had a physical keyboard, and the Dream which was full touchscreen, being developed simultaneously. What happened when the iPhone was released was the Sooner was dropped and they focused on the Dream.

13. androtaku

Posts: 246; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

i hope not, there's no need to infest iOS with retard self-proclaim "as the one who can see clearly" iOS need only dignified quality users,not geek,or wannabe phone reviewer

37. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

And this is the answer to why people take issue with Apple. It's not necessarily the hardware or platform, but the user base. From your statement, you apparently believe that anyone who doesn't use iOS are undignified, low quality people. Let me let you in on a little secret, IT'S A F#*$ING PHONE. Judging someone's character by the phone they carry is about as accurate as judging someone by the car they drive. Your phone isn't a window to the soul, it's a device you bought to stay connected. I find it funny about you calling others geeks, when you're on a tech website defending a piece of tech. That my friend is a geek.

41. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

+1 And it's attitudes like his that start the stupid OS wars.

60. androtaku

Posts: 246; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

wow,you so easily offended,and shouting $(&*%)$ judging by your respond, i guess i'm right with my above statement continue tinker your tesco android tablet,u don't need iOS

97. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Maybe it's because sometimes it takes shouting to get through the wall of stupid. My point was judging people based on their phone choice is inaccurate and not very intelligent. I'm not saying all iPhone users are like this either, but it's the uber-fans that make others look bad.

23. Ashoaib

Posts: 3259; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

If iOS will be totally open and will be installed on samsung, lg, sony or anyother then may be I will choose it again
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