How is iOS 7 like Android?!

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  1. ethanlee macrumors regular

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    Can someone please enlighten me as to how Apple has made iOS 7 more like Android? I've been hearing it all day and cannot discern whether it's just stupid people uttering nonsense or I missed something completely significant or defining in Android.
     
  2. nikhsub1 macrumors 68000

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    Well since android is a complete ripoff of iOS, I don't see how iOS being like android is a valid argument.
     
  3. user-name-here macrumors 65816

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    From who? :confused:
     
  4. ethanlee thread starter macrumors regular

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    Idiots apparently. But maybe forums.macrumors are a bit biased a place to ask? :D

    In seriousness, if you go under #ios7sucks for Twitter or Instagram you'll see the type of nonsense I've heard from people. Careful though, it'll make your blood boil if you're a supporter of iOS 7.
     
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    http://m.nbcnews.com/technology/android-vs-ios-race-has-never-been-closer-4B11174658
     
  6. nikhsub1 macrumors 68000

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    People let their blood boil over android vs iOS? Who knew?
     
  7. IFRIT macrumors 6502a

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    Please enlighten me how Android is a rip off of iOS.
     
  8. Troneas macrumors 65816

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    He is probably talking about the early days (2008-9).

    There is no denying android was inspired by iOS.

    Ironically, though, iOS 7 borrowed a lot from what android introduced over the past few years.
     
  9. ethanlee thread starter macrumors regular

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    ...and the struggle continues...:p

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    I like how you said this. I think Apple is just playing catch-up to step up their competition. Fortunately their years ahead I'm terms of design (completely subjective, I won't try to argue this)
     
  10. henry72 macrumors 65816

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    Yea I heard some people say that too but we all know the truth ;)
     
  11. Troneas macrumors 65816

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    Well you cant argue this even if you wanted because android's design is extremely customisable - be it by the user or by the manufacturer (eg: HTC Sense or Samsung Touch Wiz).

    I suspect you are referring to stock Android but even then only select models or handsets ship with a Google version and it is highly customisable by the user.

    So youd need to define design first...
     
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    Notification Center is the most revolutionary thing I've ever seen.
     
  14. BSDanalyst macrumors regular

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    Android wouldn't even exist if it weren't for iOS. Same for the galaxy series.
     
  15. mobilebuddha macrumors regular

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    the up swipe that brings up quick settings like panel. that's completely android. i love that feature!

     
  16. Krimsonmyst macrumors 6502

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    And in its current form (and a few steps back), iOS wouldn't exist without Google, Nokia, HP...

    We could do this all day.
     
  17. Steve121178 macrumors 68040

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    Such a rip off that it actually betters iOS in many areas now? Good one.
     
  18. nikhsub1 macrumors 68000

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    Your point is not relevant to my factual statement. I like cashews.
     
  19. IFRIT macrumors 6502a

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    If it's fact where is your evidence? Or is something you just read somewhere.. Stock android has never looked like iOS or really functioned like it nor is it even based of Unix like iOS is.
     
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    Than how come Apple sued SamEsung for patent infringement?
     
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    you're right - seriously - this is so safe - if this party is about OS innovation, Apple are currently at the back of the conga.

    The fingertip login is a great step forward - and the camera flash is a silent miracle for people who think being able to instantly share a cat picture with a vignette is what makes someone a photographer.

    I can't think of anything else.... erm...?
     
  22. Dave.UK macrumors 65816

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    Think your getting you self confused! First of all, its "Samsung" - Childish name calling finished in the playground.

    Secondly - Are you talking Samsung hardware of software? I thought this thread was about Google Android? :rolleyes:
     
  23. watchthisspace macrumors 6502a

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    I just spent 15 minutes with my iPhone and my Nexus 7 trying to think about what makes iOS:7 similar to Android, well, stock android 4.3.

    The answer, is that the font for the time on the lock screens is similar, hardly a similarity tbh and the animation for opening and closing an app kind of have a similar effect.

    When you open an app in Android, you see it fade in, or appear in, from the icon (If that makes sense) in iOS:7, this is quite similar but I'd say more apparent.

    And that's all I could tell is similar.. The rest is fundamentally down to the idea of a grid of icons and list menus. Essentially Windows Phone is the same, a grid of icons (tiles) and list menus..

    Either I'm too blind to notice anything, or I just accept that iOS, Blackberry, Windows Phone and Android will all share something common about them in one way or another.
     
  24. Steve121178 macrumors 68040

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    Apple patented certain things in iOS such as gestures etc that Samsung directly ripped off.

    It could be argued that some of Apple's patents are generic and should never have been awarded but that's a whole can of worms that I don't intend to open.
     
  25. cynics macrumors G3

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    As I use both I notice a few things right off the bat.

    Control Center. Quick access to to your settings without leaving an app. Wifi, Bluetooth, screen brightness, etc

    App preview multitasking. Swipe away to close apps.

    Parallax. Aka live wall papers that function via accelerometers.

    There are a couple small things too but the things I listed are pretty big things coming to iOS IMO.
     

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