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Wall Street analysts weigh in on iOS 6

0. phoneArena posted on 12 Jun 2012, 09:09

Most Wall Street firms from Piper Jaffray to Morgan Stanley are excited about the introduction of iOS 6 which some analysts believe will help the Cupertino based firm pick up marketshare in the global smartphone market at Android's expense...

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posted on 12 Jun 2012, 10:24 2

11. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)

An aging OS with little room to grow, only adding little additions already implemented in other OSs. The "aw" factor seems to be waning. The real excitement is wp8 and windows 8.

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 10:31 1

12. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)

apple welcomes you to the future JUNE 2010. within few months you will have all the revolutionary and magical features in your new iphone. stay tuned.

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 10:44 2

14. Whateverman (Posts: 3284; Member since: 17 May 2009)

Alan F...

I know your job must be tough, writing for the technically inclined readers that visit this site on a daily basis. We can be a really tough audience at times. But com'on man! There is no way that this...

"analyst calls the Apple iPhone the new "Facebook phone," especially since he doesn't see Google doing the same with Android. Writing to clients, the analyst says the Facebook integration on iOS 6 shows a focus on integrating partners into iOS as a way to differentiate the operating system with Android."

...should have made it in your article without some kind of correction or comment from you how this was completely false! This needs to be edited sir.

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 10:48 1

18. tward291 (Posts: 559; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)

also wp facebook integration on wp goes far deeper than ios so you should be more incline to call wp the new facebook phone lol.

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 10:51 1

20. TheRetroReplay (Posts: 254; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)

The guy is a tool, he's obviously never touched and Android phone in his life.

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 11:48 1

33. Fallout09 (Posts: 421; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

Didnt HTC make a Facebook Phone? It had a Facebook button that would instantly share items when pressed.... "Am I taking crazy pills?"

posted on 13 Jun 2012, 02:02

51. frydaexiii (Posts: 1475; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)

Yeah, the HTC Salsa and ChaCha/Status. I was thinking the same thing, what the hell are these analyst thinking?

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 10:45

15. tward291 (Posts: 559; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)

the chinese market is a huge market for android ios and wp. they all are pushing there.

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 10:47

16. Veigald (Posts: 290; Member since: 13 Jan 2012)

Pretty scared how uniformed those analysts are though.

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 10:55 2

21. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)

I'm sorry to say so, but "analysts" are nothing more than paid cheerleaders that will do, write and say just about anything to push a particular stock or company.

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 11:30 3

27. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)

the good thing about the iOS 6 is that Apple fans are happy and the fandroids are having the time of their life.. which I personally prefer... as they are angry most of the year and only Apple brings them happiness one way or another..

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 11:42 1

30. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)

We knew this was their time to troll. Let's be honest it doesn't matter what Appke released they would hate it.

These were good updates. Especially the built in navigation and Siri is picking up steam. They usually hold something back for iPhone releases. Last year it was Siri.

Fandroids still don't get it, but the new iPhone will wipe the floor with android.

Android had a couple of advantages. Mainly free navigation and LTE. Both of those will be gone.

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 11:46 4

31. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

glad to see that you are unphased by yet another lackluster apple release. you go troll.. keep on trollin trolling trollin.. oh yea. close your eyes and troooooooll. lol.

"These were good updates. Especially the built in navigation and Siri is picking up steam. They usually hold something back for iPhone releases. Last year it was Siri. "
google navigation clone minus 2/3rds of the features. Siri is now getting more of android's features and abilities. good stuff!

any more updates and apple's new logo is going to be a rainbow colored robot.

and unlike your close minded idiocracy, I was actually hoping for something big and exciting. Not more "me too" additions. Competition is great for all. When there is one guy always ahead "android", and one guy thats constantly just copying to keep up "apple", there isnt really any competition. Thank god google likes to keep adding new things with our without competition or both of our OS's would be stale. lol.

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 16:54 1

46. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)

actually it will come true in the JB update.. I mean lets be honest 7% ICS on devices.. and Android is thinking ahead.. leaving another bunch of 1 year old devices.. I think Androids moves too fast that hardy any devices can catch up. but on the bright side iCS will be on 50% on androids by 2014 by then Android will be on whatever "M" would be.. good luck catching up to Android..

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 16:59

49. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

or they could just do like apple, and say your getting iOS6, while only actually changing the OS number.

you are so duped by apple's OS lies. The ONLY phone on iOS5 is the i4s. Nothing below the i4s is getting iOS6.

getting a bug fix with nearly none of the new features is not an "upgrade" its a "bug fix". Android phones get them all the time. Android just doesnt call it "a new OS" like Apple does.

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 11:59 1

34. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)

JUST having to stick to laggy ass iTunes that still has code 1996 is reason enough to use an Android phone with Google Play Music or Amazon MP3. And the App Store is so frustrating, it's incredible. I can't even put movies or TV shows that I downloaded on my iPod Touch that I paid for on my Android phone without a long and frustrating file conversion process.
Sure, the new iPhone will sell. But only because of all of the iSheeps. You just don't get that, do you? Does the new iPhone have a file manager (which I use almost daily for school and to import Youtube videos to my phone (without iTunes lol). This type of stuff is why I stick to Android.

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 12:35 1

39. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)

Those are your preferences. Doesn't make people who prefer Apple sheep.

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 15:54 1

45. tedkord (Posts: 14134; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

No, preferring Apple doesn't make one a sheep. I personally am friends with several Apple users who aren't sheep.

Claiming Android is a copy of iOS makes one a sheep. Claiming that new features that Android has had for years are innovative makes one a sheep. Standing in line overnight on release day, and already knowing that you're buying the next iPhone after it makes one a sheep.

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 12:57 1

40. jellytime (Posts: 135; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)

Yep Android owners all hate "Appke".
The thing I hate about this is that it's being praised as the "Facebook phone" because it just got these features while other operating systems already have had them months even years ago.

Apple makes great products but every time they release something new it's getting praised as the first or the best while maybe the others already had them and are maybe even better.

A while back I talked to a guy which told me that the notification bar/center of my android phone was copied by apple Iphones notification bar/center -_-

And no the Iphone wont wipe the floor with android because
both os have their advantages and disadvantages and while Iphone is getting better android also is.

posted on 13 Jun 2012, 02:06

52. frydaexiii (Posts: 1475; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)

Really? Since Steve Jobs passing, it's been failure after failure at Apple.

First the 4S, then iOS 5, which was basically Android 1.6 Donut, then the new iPad and now iOS 6 which is just Froyo with less freedom.

You really want to add a 5th to that streak?

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 12:59 1

43. good2great (Posts: 1042; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)

i agree gallitoking and taco...

iOS users will be very happy with these new features...

especially the ones who are purchasing the new macbook pro...

android users just need to calm down and understand that its not about copying but bringing features to its OS that was never there before... and the cool thing about it... its butter smooth and seems to work flawlessly from what we seen in the demos.

i would say the whole "copy war" would make since if android/apple has patents that are infringed upon... then, it would be accurate to call some one a copy cat.

but Taco, let them have fun with the articles... they have a point and are absolutely correct... according to what android already has it does seem that apple is just now trying to catch up.

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 12:58

42. maryaaadil (Posts: 146; Member since: 07 Apr 2012)

Lets see what WP8 can do. WP7.5 was a good upgrade but not a cool OS. I think it will be better than ios6 but in the end,
"Simply" Android rocks...........................

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 15:20

44. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)

As usual this is NOTHING more than a JOKE. Iphone 4/4s/5 won't be anything special regardless of facebook integration. This is nothing more than incremental updates to a STALE operating system. Matter of fact IOS in general is just plain STALE.

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 16:59 1

48. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)

yup you are right so stale that thewhole nation will be watching come launch day and the preorders will break any thing SGSIII makes... stale.. yes.. for a "stale" OS they are doing aight

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