iOS 7 is not a copy of Android.

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by macbook pro i5, Jun 25, 2013.

  1. macbook pro i5 macrumors 65816

    macbook pro i5

    May 13, 2011
    New Zealand
    Swipe to go back-came out in OSX lion 2011.
    Multitasking?- either Auxo or Web OS

    New safari- Ok it really does look like chrome on my Nexus 4.

    Control centre- has app short cuts and 1 or 2 more toggles then the quick settings on JB 4.2.2.

    Camera UI- this is new.

    Today view-could be seen something similar to Google Now.

    Auto app updates-OK Android had this and no other OS I know(before iOS 7) did this.

    Airdrop- Android does not use wifi direct for Android beam.

    Tell me anymore features Apple "copied" Android with and I will try and refute them.
  2. Virginaustralia macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2013
    i agree its not a copy. why else would they have got jony ive to do it?! they made stuff from scratch and people dont have to go crazy about whether it looks like something else or not. just update or dont update.
  3. Oohara macrumors 68020


    Jun 28, 2012
    This horse has already been beaten to a pulp in this thread, which has sunk to the bottom for a reason. Please let the dead rest in peace.
  4. macbook pro i5 thread starter macrumors 65816

    macbook pro i5

    May 13, 2011
    New Zealand
    But I find the OP of that post to be disrespectful of opinions. I want to have a nice discussion regarding this issue.
  5. tech4all macrumors 68040


    Jun 13, 2004
  6. macbook pro i5 thread starter macrumors 65816

    macbook pro i5

    May 13, 2011
    New Zealand
    I've got study periods at school so I never have homework when I come back home:D
  7. TSE macrumors 68030

    Jun 25, 2007
    St. Paul, Minnesota
    It isn't a copy of Android, it's just a partway copy of Windows Phone, aesthetics wise.

    I somewhat kid.
  8. blackhand1001 macrumors 68030


    Jan 6, 2009
    Saying its a copy of Android is an insult to Android. Its a mess is what it is. I just installed it on my iPad and its so messy.
  9. macbook pro i5 thread starter macrumors 65816

    macbook pro i5

    May 13, 2011
    New Zealand
    Its not a mess at all. it is laggy on my iPad 2 but maybe you don't know but it's a BETA. It is gonna lag.Oh and quite frankly most non google android apps look like ****.
  10. srkmish macrumors regular


    Feb 10, 2013
    Who cares? As long as i have a stable machine, these things doesn't matter. In fact, i will wait for the early batch of guinea pigs to adopt ios 7 and see how it goes. If it goes well, then maybe i will update or buy a new device later.
  11. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    Looks and works fine on my iPad Mini. But yeah, it's a beta. :rolleyes:

    It reminds me nothing of Android.
  12. MegamanX macrumors regular

    May 13, 2013
    just keeping spitting out BS.
    The fact is not about apple coping. It is about the fact Apple and its fanboys are massive cry babies over every little thing that someone else remotely copies and then turns around and does huge copies and rip offs of others work.

    It is the fact Apple is the worlds larges hypocrite. Get back to me when you address that issue.
  13. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 604


    Jan 17, 2013
    Wales, United Kingdom
    Who cares if Apple are hypocrites though? All manufacturers are to a degree and if I let things like this affect my mindset, I would never buy anything.

    Do you people seriously weigh up the ethics of companies and research their patents history, whether they have ever employed child labour, or copied a competitor before you buy a product. I mean seriously? I see something I like and decide whether I can afford it and then buy it. Some of you have got way too much time on your hands. Whining about hypocrites yet I dare say you own something in your home that is not exactly squeaky clean in terms of manufacturing/marketing ethics. Do us a favour eh?
  14. sk1wbw Suspended


    May 28, 2011
    Williamsburg, Virginia
    Auto app updates have been available for desktop operating systems long before Android came out. So don't credit Android for this.
  15. SlCKB0Y macrumors 68040


    Feb 25, 2012
    Sydney, Australia
    Samsung S Beam does though.

    Although im sure people will try, I get the feeling it will be a massive waste of time - you're clearly a zealot who will not change their mind no matter what.
  16. ChazUK macrumors 603


    Feb 3, 2008
    Essex (UK)
    There will be no more refuting anyway because it seems someone has wielded the banhammer. :(
  17. 0dev macrumors 68040


    Dec 22, 2009
    It's not a copy of Android, it's a copy of every single mobile OS in the past five years smashed together.

    Homescreen: MIUI

    Icons: MeeGo

    Multitasking: WebOS

    Browser: Chrome for Android

    Gestures: BlackBerry 10

    Control centre: Android

    Flat design: Windows Phone

    Colour scheme: Toys 'R' Us? :rolleyes:
  18. Switchback666 macrumors 68000


    Nov 16, 2012
    Glad to see OP banned, this thread and hes purpose is disgusting.
  19. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
    I feel its a copy of a lot of different mobile OS's. But frankly I'm glad. I'm looking forward to its final release.
  20. F123D macrumors 68040


    Sep 16, 2008
    Del Mar, CA
    I don't mind the extra features as they're always welcome. It's the design and color theme that I question. I don't mind the flat look but everything just looks so incomplete and unfinished.
  21. Fireblade macrumors 65816


    Jan 25, 2011
    This is a really good description of my opinion in this case.
  22. Oohara macrumors 68020


    Jun 28, 2012
    LOL, that's a pretty harsh list :D Not saying I disagree, but I'm sure this thing will look pretty ace when it comes out anyway. And let's not get our knickers too much in a twist while the poor OS is still only in beta...

    That said, if it still won't let me choose my own default apps, to hell with it anyway tbh :)
  23. Assault macrumors 6502a


    Mar 19, 2013
    in the taint
    How about iCloud Keychain? Google Chrome has been doing this for quite a while.
    How about Safari Tabs preview? Only difference between Safaria tab preview and Chromes is that Safari has a stacked card deck look. Apple even copied the swipe away feature.
    How about swipe to archive / delete emails?
    How about quick toggles? While toggles may have been around a while, quick toggles has been a staple of Android and Apple very much copied the look and feel. This is blatant copying.
    How about Notification Center and Toasts. This came out in iOS5, but is also a blatant copy of Android and Apple should be sued for several billion dollars once the USPTO approves Googles patent filed back in 2008.
    iOS6 stole several other ideas from Android, including little things lock lockscreen icons and "VIP" Inbox.
    But here is a nice little picture for you. Control Centre is just a ripoff of AOSP/AOKP code used by Cyanogenmod team and several other developers. I decided to just make my Control Center look very much like iOS7, although I can manipulate it as little or as much as I want.

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  24. lsutigerfan1976 macrumors 68020

    Sep 14, 2012
    In a way it is. That's not a bad thing. But Apple has been slowly mimicking ideas at least seen on android devices, as well as jailbreak features for the past few yrs. It is what is. I accept it, and its not a big deal to me.

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