- 08-21-2012, 06:12 PM #51
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- 08-21-2012, 06:26 PM #53
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- 08-21-2012, 06:41 PM #54
- 08-21-2012, 06:58 PM #55
You are talking about Apple fanboys, those are very few in numbers compared to the overall population. Lots of people actually buy products because they like them, like me for example!
- 08-21-2012, 07:21 PM #56
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- 08-22-2012, 12:29 PM #60
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- 08-22-2012, 12:53 PM #61
While I agree iOS could use a major overhaul in the UI department don't expect it anytime soon. And by soon I'm talking a few years.
Apple makes a mass consumer device that it's so simple to use most kids, grandparents, and anyone else not good with tech can pick it up and feel at home almost instantly. There is no way Apple will throw a monkey wrench into this. Look at their computer OS and the subtle changes it's made over the years. That is exactly what we will see with iOS. You won't see any drastic changes in a short period of time. Rather these small refinements each version that is released.
Some will get bored, including me from time to time, others won't. Just the way things work I suppose.
- 08-22-2012, 12:58 PM #62
and this is exactly why i laugh when people say they are waiting to see what Apple has up their sleeve for the next iPhone before they make their decision to leave. my theory is just leave now, you will not be happy in the end - again
but yet most stick around anyways. weird phenomena
- 08-22-2012, 02:12 PM #63
- 08-22-2012, 03:52 PM #64
Thankfully for people who are so disgusted by the way iOS has remained consistent...there are other phones for them to own and enjoy. iOS is awesome in my opinion, and I've done my time with an EVO, would not even consider going back if someone bought a Galaxy S for me over purchasing a new iPhone myself. Different strokes for different folks...
Could Apple afford to add some new toys to iOS to please the users who are bored out of their minds? Sure! But why cater to that niche? The sales of their products with iOS prove that people are satisfied with it (just like OSX on the macs)...i would hazard to say that iOS is the contemporary way of doing a phone UI, and if you want radical, move over to an Android platform or Windows Mobile...that said, it's very apparent that contemporary is just fine for most, and you're really not even locked into that, once jailbroken, i can have anything the android phone does on my iPhone (visually and UI layout wise).
Bottom line...iOS offers a consistent and simple UI for those that want it, and those that want to step out of that are as close as a jailbreak. Wan't gizmos and gimmicks out of the box without the need to do all that? Buy an Android based phone and knock yourself out.
- 08-23-2012, 06:53 AM #66
This is not intended to provoke any arguments, I'm on iPhone4S and also own a Nexus S with Jelly Bean and the only reason I like iOS is definitely not because of it's functions, but more of the sleek design and Apple branding. When it comes to intuitive UI, definitely JB!
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- 08-23-2012, 09:03 PM #70
I'm not saying it's not a nice setup, i was enjoying playing around with it on my buddies phone the other day...but what's intuitive about it? The word seems to be used a lot and I still try and figure out exactly what people mean by it (based on what "intuitive" actually means).
- 08-23-2012, 09:32 PM #71
I have both the Gnex with JB and an IP4s as well. I really like the Gnex.....but I find myself using the IP4s the majority of the time. I own/operate a small biz and find the iPhone to be more reliable and efficient for the daily tasks I perform. That being said....JB is (IMHO) WORLDS ahead of previous versions of Android I have used.