Re: iOS devices are not for tech savvy...?
This has no relevance. Are you saying that every tech savvy person will need all the same options as each other? Sure, some options may be pointless to one user while very valuable to another. At least it is an option, while iOS does not have some of these. For someone who may want to tinker with a few more options to allow maximum productivity, then iOS may not be able to provide that.
Originally Posted by SeanHRCC
Yes, I agree with what you are saying, but not in relation to the point that I was *hoping* to portray. BlackBerry doesn't have the apps iOS has available (and iOS doesn't have some BlackBerry 10 apps). If you have the know-how to side-load, then this could be a remedy for any wanted apps that you might long for. Sideloading is not the easiest task for the average consumer, and therefore would be tricky to do. Might I remind you that Android has a higher app count than iOS, and therefore allowing Android apps via Sideloading is a great option, and one that does not exist in the world of Apple. Having the OPTION to do so is better than no option at all.
This has no relevance to tech savviness man. You are implying that an extra step in having apps some how makes a person more tech savvy...that is asinine. iPhone users have apps directly available to them...it's less work, not less understanding.
BlackBerry have also designed the same layout (albeit a different style). The fact that there is also an OPTION to side load means that people who like to tinker can do so. The Tech savvy would appreciate the OPTION rather than no option at all.
Apple designed a product and OS to minimize this for the consumer...so again, it's a matter of having the same function with less work...not less understanding.
Forgive me if I am sounding rude, but you are either ignorant or sarcastic on this point. I completely understand your ignorance if you haven't used a BlackBerry before, so I will explain. BlackBerry phones that include a keyboard allow shortcuts by using the keys (for example: speed dial). Many hard core users have memorized the shortcuts on their phone and can fly through the system via the shortcuts that only a physical keyboard could provide. Pressing one button to speed dial is a heck of a lot faster than making a phone call on iOS. The fact that you can pull up the virtual keyboard on an all-touch BlackBerry 10 phone will be fantastic when they add the home screen shortcuts to BlackBerry 10.
Only the Blackberry can provide? What kinds of shortcuts are you talking about that only the Blackberry can provide? There are plenty of ways to setup short cuts, gesture controls and reassignments on the iPhone within the settings...
Type'N'Go is also a fantastic BlackBerry 10 shortcut feature that beats out anything iOS has.
All in all, having the options to do this over the options not to do this is one benefit that a tech savvy person *could* appreciate. Does it mean you are not tech savvy if you don't use it? No. Do many non-tech savvy people use it? No. Similar to the shortcuts on Windows Desktop.
I was using my mother and father as a representation of the general population to people at the age of 50+.
Again (for like the 5th time), I'm not seeing the relevance to the discussion here. So your mom has an issue with BB10 and the learning curve, how is that relevant to anyone else and their abilities?
This is not what I was arguing. I was saying that the option of NFC is more attractive to a tech savvy person than no option at all. If a person wants to do some cool things with NFC, then he won't be able to use an iPhone for that. That's just the fact. Whether it is a niche technology or not is irrelevant to the point in which I was arguing my point against.
iPhone doesn't have NFC tech, so saying it "cannot" use it is obvious...it's not included because it's still a niche technology (and a world from the polished status Apple strives for on their devices, which is honestly the ONLY reasons why it's not included).
Yes, it makes more business sense, but that's all. Apple could produce DLNA alongside their own proprietary service as well for maximum connectivity with other devices around the world, making it easier for people to use Apple devices WITHOUT purchasing other Apple products. Then again, they might lose profit margins as people then don't find it a necessity to purchase other Apple made devices.
Apple has several proprietary approaches to DLNA, most of which have already been perfected amongst Apple's spectrum of devices (ecosystem as people call it). Apple, as a business, would be doing itself a disservice offering DLNA when their own system of media sharing works best amongst it's own products, and instills an idea in the consumers to buy more Apple devices (which makes more business sense).
Cool story Bro. BBM Video combined with Miracast is also within the BlackBerry ecosystem AND expands to other ecosystems for the convenience of their users. Again, it is better to have the option rather than no option at all. Most people will appreciate that.
Miracast is the same deal. iMessage and FaceTime combined with Airplay are within the Apple ecosystem...this is Apple's focus, because they know the devices using these features are using them in the quality Apple expects of their own devices.
Apple doesn't have a 'fault' for doing this, but it is a 'pro' that cannot be added to their list of features. I know that with my BlackBerry I can go to any hotel room (pretty much anywhere that I would ever go) and plug it into the TV via HDMI. I know that I can unexpectedly to go to a friends house, a workplace or a meeting and have the capability to project my screen onto the TV there. I don't need to even know what brand of TV it is. I just know that, somehow, my BlackBerry will have the OPTION to do it, rather than no option at all.
...my question is what is the problem with proprietary connectivity if the company offers everything a consumer needs to fully experience said features within that polished ecosystem? You're trying to argue that Apple has a "fault" of some sort by doing this, but they are a business, and because consumers are buying this stuff and making use of it, obviously they are doing SOMETHING right.
I was stating that a BlackBerry 10 phone holds more than a few features over the iPhone that may seem attractive for a tech savvy person. Does this mean that all BlackBerry 10 owners are more tech savvy than iPhone owners? No. Does this mean that an iPhone owner cannot be tech savvy? NO!!!! I feel as if you either misunderstood my point, or were thinking that I thought the iPhone was unattractive for a tech savvy customer.
PS - I feel as though you have never touched a BlackBerry 10 device. That's such a shame, because before you do so you will already have such loaded negative stigma about a device you are yet to have the pleasure of experiencing.