Now that WWDC is over, we've all had a chance to take in the announcements. However, something that struck me was just how many of the concepts presented were very similar to offerings from other companies. Normally when Apple introduces something that has been seen elsewhere they put their own spin on it or make it quite a bit different while retaining the core functionality. However, many of today's offerings looked like they had been put through a photocopier (remember Bertrand Serlet's "Redmond, start your photocopiers!") and simply added to iOS with very little changed. Here's a few examples: Notification Center / Android Notifications iMessage / BlackBerry Messenger iOS Split Keyboard / Windows 8 Split Keyboard iPad Safari tabbed browsing / Android 3.0 tabbed browsing I'm not going to claim that either "invented" tabbed browsing, but it seems a little weird that Apple waited until after Google had shown how to do tab management on a tablet before debuting virtually the same system. iPhone dedicated camera button / Windows Phone 7 dedicated camera button It is a requirement for all manufacturers of Windows Phone 7 handsets to provide a dedicated hardware button to operate the camera shutter. iOS camera launched from lock screen / Windows Phone 7 camera launched from sleep + lock screen Likewise, the camera button must also be functional when the phone is in sleep mode or when it is on the lock screen.