iOS5 = catchup from Android OS

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by aohus, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. aohus macrumors 68000

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    Nothing revolutionary in iOS5. Not even evolutionary. This is all the same rehashed stuff that their competitors offered for 1+ years.

    Just my take, but i feel iOS5 is completely underwhelming
     
  2. JoJoCal19 macrumors 65816

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    You're not the only one.
     
  3. Tarzanman macrumors 65816

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    Lol. I will bet you $5 that a mod locks this thread just because of the title.
     
  4. rorschach macrumors 68020

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    What revolutionary features were you looking forward to? Honest question.
     
  5. lsvtecjohn3 macrumors 6502a

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    What revolutionary features is Android pushing out?
     
  6. transam7816 macrumors regular

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    Doesn't matter if they're playing catch up to me. As long as I get the features. Now I don't have to switch to andriod
     
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  8. NoSmokingBandit macrumors 68000

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    They did all of that years ago when Apple was still figuring out copy/paste.
     
  9. crazytiger86 macrumors 6502

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  10. aibo82 macrumors 6502

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    I'm considering moving to droid :)

    The shine is wearing off apple for me used to be a big fan but today is just been awful!

    Htc and samsung are way more forward by not getting an iPhone 5 out the door today it was a huge mistake!!!
     
  11. lsvtecjohn3 macrumors 6502a

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    So are you going to name any of them?
     
  12. iApples macrumors 65816

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    He can't...
     
  13. naths macrumors 6502

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    Yep nothing major at all!!...im due to upgrade all my 27 iphone4's in a couple of weeks,sorry apple nothing there to keep me,a few of my employees are using Android phones as their own personal phones as well as there company iphones,so i'll be having a word to find the best android model i think...very very underwhelmed,that was a load of overhyped rubbish im afraid!
     
  14. walie macrumors 6502a

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    I thought apple summarized them nicely today at the WWDC keynote
     
  15. solowmodel macrumors 6502

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    What were people expecting?

    iOS is fine for me, the updates will make it nicer. Sure, there is always room for improvements, but it seems people always expect a 'be-all-end-all' type update^^
     
  16. iApples macrumors 65816

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    Oh yeah... I forgot Android had it's own dedicated messaging client. How silly of me to have forgotten.
     
  17. daneoni macrumors G4

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    ...like clockwork. Your threads are not even amusing anymore.
     
  18. Tarzanman macrumors 65816

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    They are still revising Honeycomb (3.x), but the features it added were resizable widgets, limited USB host for keyboards/mice/game controllers, enhanced Wifi profile settings.

    They haven't disclosed what Ice-Cream will have (4.x?)... but Android has always offered all of the cloud stuff and cross-device messaging that apple is including.

    The Air drop feature is something that Google doesn't currently offer.
     
  19. Hankster macrumors 68020

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    Android? You mean the operating system that still has stability issues, viruses, and crashes every other app?

    Apple may have some similar UI features, but at least I can trust that Apple's OS is stable.
     
  20. Pez555 macrumors 68000

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    we only saw 10 of the features......arent there 200 overall?
     
  21. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    stable? then why do my apps sometime fail to even load or just crash out of the blue? This has been an issue on every iphone/ipod touch I have had...
     
  22. Tarzanman macrumors 65816

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    That's sarcasm, right? (Hard to tell on this forum sometimes)
     
  23. aohus thread starter macrumors 68000

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    i think people were expecting an updated Maps overhaul. lets be real here, 'Maps' on your iPhone is not a navigation app. its very limited in features, compared to Google's Maps/Navigation app. (in Android, Maps/Navigation is one single app).

    the implementation of notifications is still subpar compared to that of Android, but I am going to wait until i get a hands on to really see how effective/ineffective it is.
     
  24. Hueyfreeman macrumors regular

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    Android has had Widgets since Day one, It had free syncing of Calender and contacts and instant email. It had its great notification scheme since day one and It has had lock screen info for a while. This adds really no new features to the platform. I think apple is losing their spark.
     
  25. walie macrumors 6502a

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    sure it does, its called google talk
     

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