The latest posts tagged with iosWednesday — June 13, 2012
[In iOS,] when you’re choosing your alarm sound, double-tap it instead of single-tapping it. You’ll select the sound without auditioning it first. And that should let everyone sleep better.
It’s this kind of thoughtfulness and attention to detail that makes using Apple operating system devices such a joy.
It’s this kind of nuanced detail that’s not documented and impossible to find that makes using Apple operating system devices so frustrating to use.
Every time I read a review of a new device that competes with an iOS counterpart, there’s always a major bullet point comparing the number of apps for iOS with the paucity of apps for [insert competitor product here]. Lately, it’s the webOS-based TouchPad from H-P.
I can see where there’s a legitimate point comparing app counts. But I think there’s a more significant aspect of the platform that should be evaluated: its ability to create, distribute and support apps for the new platform. And most importantly, the ability to monetize your app in a number of ways.
There has been a lot of discussion of fragmentation in the Android world. Not just the physical devices, but also the app stores themselves (Google’s and Amazon’s are headliners, but there are others, and more to come on the horizon). RIM’s support for Blackberry (and QNX) apps pretty much just pisses people off.
But so far, I’m holding my breath to see how WebOS and its support for third-party apps pans out. I think that’s the dark horse differentiator to watch.
In a post last week, I asked, “… if the [iPhone] 3GS will be able to run [iOS 5] as well as subsequent dot releases”.
At today’s Apple World Wide Developer Conference, it was confirmed that the iPhone 3GS, as well as both iPads and the two latest iPod touch models, will indeed be able to run iOS 5.
That doesn’t mean that Larry Dignan’s speculation will pan out, of course. This was just one aspect that I personally felt would be relevant. It’s gonna be really interesting to see what comes down the pike alongside the new iPhone later this fall.
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Steve Jobs “couldn’t be happier” about it. Me, too.