Step it up, Apple!
Looks like Apple needs to step up their game. I have just moved to iPhone 4S from Android, and although IOS "just works", it lacks a some basic features that are native to Android. The new ICS on Android puts to rest any past complaints about lag and instability on Android devices, and people must be buying into it, as the new Samsung Galaxy SIII will be the best selling phone at launch of all time. I would really like to stay with iPhone, and believe me I am not bashing, but IOS6 is just a minor update, and seems to put Apple further behind. I have read the forums on this site for a long time, and since IOS6 was announced it seems as though a LOT of people are considering a switch to Android. If they go with one of the new ICS phones, this may not be a bad idea.
- 06-13-2012, 08:43 AM #2
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- 06-13-2012, 09:34 AM #5
Have a blessed day!
- 06-13-2012, 10:12 AM #7
I agree with you pappy, iOS 6 does feel like a minor update. It seems like something that would have been a point update when compared to how big of an update iOS 5 was, just last year. I'm hoping that as we get closer to the public release of iOS 6 more features will come to the light.
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- 06-13-2012, 10:16 AM #8
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I hope that more improvements are on the way. I would like to see the ability to group SMS. I tried the "Group SMS" app, but all the recipients have to download the message. This seems like it would be a simple feature to add to IOS.
- 06-13-2012, 10:26 AM #10
And Pappy, that comment about the threats was NOT directed AT you, but rather a comment on your observation.
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- 06-13-2012, 10:32 AM #12
- 06-13-2012, 10:36 AM #13
PS - i also have a GNex, running ICS... there are things it does better... but overall, having used BOTH, i prefer iOS...i'm running the iOS6 beta and really dig the new features... sure there are things i wish were included.... but i won't go bashing neither iOS or even ICS for that matter....
- 06-13-2012, 10:41 AM #15
- 06-13-2012, 10:45 AM #16
Guys, give Pappy a break! All that was stated was that OS6 is lacking, and we will all have to continue to jailbreak to get what've want. But that's the Apple way, always has been. Truth hurts sometimes, but nothing's perfect. As he stated, he's not dumping the IPhone, just stating some facts, that by the way are true.
- 06-13-2012, 10:50 AM #18
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- 06-13-2012, 10:59 AM #19
It's one thing to voice displeasure with Apple... it's an entirely different thing thing to start whining that the diary product of the week is a better choice since day one. If one really believes that, they should get their cone, sandwich or whatever, and go play in their own sandbox and quit filling this one with ****.
- 06-14-2012, 01:19 PM #21
Dude you need to chill. I am a huge Apple fan (own and iPod, iPad 2 and MacBook Pro) and I must say this update is lame. No big features at all and no refresh was what did it for me. There may be more to come as Siri wasn't announced last summer so we shall see with the next iPhone, but this was a huge let down. I thought they'd at least tweak some stuff with the Springboard. Idk why this guy is getting so angry but seriously the OP can express his opinion. That's what forums are for and you don't have to read it. If the title makes you mad...stay out of the post...
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- 06-14-2012, 02:42 PM #22
I agree with the OP. I love my iPhone and iPad, but I was a tad disappointed with what Apple presented a couple of days ago. There seem to be basic features lacking in iOS 6, and while perhaps Apple isn't showing its entire hand (or may add more between now and October), iOS 6 lacks the "wow factor" that many people were expecting. Yes, people can turn to jailbreaking to personalize their devices, but some of the most popular (and somewhat fundmental) jailbreak tweaks - SBSettings, IntelliscreenX, BiteSMS, etc. - at this point should be baked into iOS.
- 06-14-2012, 03:13 PM #23
- 06-14-2012, 04:34 PM #24iMore Intermediate
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People should not expect to see radical changes from Apple. They make small incremental changes. Do you know what kind of uproar Apple would get from Devs if they did some radical change with the UI? That would cause Apps to be rewritten. A learning curve. That's not what Apple is about.
Comparing Android to iOS is not logical. They take different approaches to user satisfaction. And does Google really take as many strides in Developer satisfaction?
- 06-14-2012, 05:17 PM #25
The Devs whining about things are reasons why we won't get 1280x720, and Android will just pass iOS in resolution. It's their job to adapt, not ours. They're paid to do that for a living.
A 4.5 inch iPhone would be killer but it won't happen because developers would have a cow.