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Seems to me Apple have given up. Absoultely nothing new and lagging behind already existing smartphones in most ways.
Whilst I agree, their sales will still equal the GDP of a small European country, so they probably don't care.
And I reciprocate your agreement.
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That said, I have always thought that iOS felt quite 'sorted', and am not getting the same warm and fuzzies about Jelly Bean (yet).
I think it's because you've got used to the 80's wallpaper when there's so much more going on. It can be overwhelming outside the garden.
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I am somehow reminded of AOL in the early internet days.
Apple are AOL. It was nice. It was safe and cuddly and warm.
.It all but died.
They need something new.
Maybe the 7 inch iPad can be that.
I need a new picture frame for the hallway.
I'm not going to try and argue the new iPhone is exciting (the efficiency of the Mac rumours sites put an end to that) but the AOL comparison is a weeny bit bombastic don't you think?
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No. I've always been a keen student of UI design (as I'm sure are you, in your line of work), and I've always felt that simplicity was the key - I don't want to be 'overwhelmed'. I think, for example, that the 'advances' made in Vista and 7 were a step backward in terms of one's interaction with a PC, and that 95 through to XP were the sweet spot in terms of just 'getting things done'. And whilst I might rail against some of OSX's counterintuitive...nuances, I think that recent changes in Mountain Lion are, to some extent, change for change's sake - Leopard and Snow Leopard 'just worked'.
Similarly, I think that iOS is simple and intuitive and does what it needs to do, whereas the Android devices I've used (admittedly only a couple) don't seem to work in the way I expect them to, which may of course be a case of me not reading the manual (I am a man after all). But if I have to, then I think that an OS/UI has in some ways failed in its purpose.
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I think smartphone technology has peaked for now. We're unlikely to see significant advancements over the next couple of years, except for more powerful processors to support more complex games & apps, & probably more memory.
And battery life
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I just think the whole event was a bit of a damp squib. I'm not saying anything about it's performance whether it's great or not so great but i think the design could have been so different. To me, Apple over the years have come up with "Game Changers" i.e. first Iphone,ipod,ipad,etc. This isn't one of them. Surely over the last 2 years the Apple design team could have come up with something different to this?. To me it just looks like a longer version of the current Iphone. A complete letdown in my opinion. I think I'll start looking at the Samsung Galaxy S3 a bit more.
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Still, I suppose there are only so many ways to change a 'rectangle with buttons'
I was expecting a curved glass back...
Curved back => waste of space => larger phone => user = dork => flat back good
If anyone is interested, they should read Deiter Rams 10 principles of good design. You may not agree with it, but it spells out why Apple do the things they do with Hardware design.
I like the design of the iPod touch aluminium back simple and the loop why not keeps you from dropping a £249+ device.
If you just want the iPhone look you can download a launcher to give it to you.
I've been using "Go Launcher HD" on my Galaxy tab, as Touchwiz is a pile of pants.
However, the fact that it is far more customisable whilst necessarily making Android a little less obvious, means you can set up you device just how "you" like it.
will the new iPhone be packaged with a free adaptor? Will third parties be permitted to make them without extortionate licence fees??
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I'm not saying I want the iPhone look, I'm saying I want an intuitive UI.
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