Apple iOS 5, yet again stealing ideas from Android

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  1. czerdrill

    czerdrill Silver Member

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    not sure, but the unlock sliders that android has is a clear rip off of the "slide to unlock" of ios. I mean, there are literally millions of ways to unlock a phone. the fact that google chose unlock sliders just shows they were trying to copy apple.

    ^pretty dumb, right?
     
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    yeah btw im loving ios 5 on my ipod touch its much faster.
     
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    Apparently some customers dont like being limited by the storage size a bean counter wants to limit a device too. (Lets get our customer base stuck using a cumbersome pc based program to transfer files and updates, and severely limit the ease of sharing and backing up files at the same time)
     
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    removable storage on phones is the same as a moonroof on a car, or flash on android. i guess it's cool to say you have it, but come on, you know you're not using that space, and even if you are, there's no way you're accessing all the stuff on that SD card. It's just crap that's filling up space because you know you can. You don't need an SD card slot, you just think you do because someone advertised it as a feature.

    like you have a rotation of 5 SD cards that you swap out weekly...:icon_rolleyes:
     
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    I love how you use the word discussion, then tell people what their needs are while ignoring any valid contradictions to your views.
     
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    So you "need" multiple 32GB sd cards? that's what your saying? you have that much data that you "need" to be at your fingertips at all time? you sound like a very important person.
     
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    i need more than what the device came with internally, its great to be able to expand it as my needs change.

    Want 2, 8, 16, or 32Gb extra storage with easy file backups and sharing across any platform without installing drivers and software? fine with android.

    Want to expand your iphone memory? buy a new one. sharing/coping/adding files without limits? forget it.
     
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    Stealing is the wrong word. They've copied some ideas, and in others they are employing similar ideas but in a different way. This is all about competition though...they are finally trying to catch up to what Android has to offer.

    If you think about it, it's very flattering to us. The mainstream media has always assumed iOS was the premiere OS (and half of the people on this site even agree with that), but the last two WWDC have illustrated just how false that is.

    Nevertheless, Google didn't invent some of these ideas either, but they just have had them since the beginning. I suggest all of you go around congratulating your Apple Macolytes this week for finally being able to do some of the things we've been doing for years...sometime this "Fall."

    :)
     
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    so i'll rephrase the question. you anticipate that you needs will eventually change and these changed needs would require you to have multiple 32GB sdcards at hand to swap out so you can access 64GB+ of data throughout the day?

    let's be honest here. you probably don't access even 1% of your sdcard's content a day. like i said it's cool to say you can swap out cards, but you don't "need" it and not having it doesn't somehow make a product inferior.

    silly things like removable sdcards and removable batteries are irrelevant arguments. no one "needs" 32GB of data available at all times, and apple batteries are not failing daily so that you have to send them in and wait weeks for a repair.

    an sd card is a want not a need...
     
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    One could argue that every new smartphone coming out being labeled "the iPhone killer" is pretty flattering to Apple too...
     
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    In that case, name one option/function on any phone that is a need, rather than a want. We have these phones because we want them, not need them. I know plenty of people that dont have cell phones at all, let alone a smart phone, and they get by just fine, just like you and I did before we got ours. We want the options and functions that they each offer, not need them. We are arguing about wants here, so why are we discussing what we need?
     
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    I need Angry Birds. My Dr's say without it, I would perish.
     
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