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frosted

3,549 posts

60 months

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arcturus said:
PMSL!!

Apple website says "iOS 6 adds new calling features to your iPhone. Now when you decline an incoming call, you can instantly reply with a text message....."

Have they really only just added this? roflroflrofl

And still no homescreen widgets.

Edited by arcturus on Wednesday 5th September 11:17
Didn't they copy that from Android?

funinhounslow

200 posts

25 months

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I like the shared photo stream - I was gutted when they threw the baby out with the bathwater and got rid of Gallery when they scrapped MobileMe. Shared photo stream isn't quite as good, but it's better than nothing...

TheHeretic

73,668 posts

138 months

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frosted said:
Didn't they copy that from Android?
See who owns the patent, and away you go.

BenM77

2,739 posts

47 months

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TonyHetherington said:
Fundamentally, though, it hasn't changed since iteration 1. New features, new native apps, but the useage (much like Windows on the PC since Win 95) hasn't changed much.

I see no reason for it to.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it smile

I like the nice little updates, IOS is easy and intuitive for new users so big changes are a bad idea.



Deluded

4,189 posts

74 months

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frosted said:
Didn't they copy that from Android?
Thats exactly what I thought. Sure my partners Google Nexus was doing that years ago.

Google need to get on it!
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bodhi

2,740 posts

112 months

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Just about every new feature in there has been copied from Android. I don't see why they didn't go the whole hog and name it after a dessert.

Makes their endless recent bleating about people copying their innovations look even more ridiculous IMO.

TheHeretic

73,668 posts

138 months

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Chaps, before going a bit mental, remember that the Nokia ngage had the call to text feature. That was before android. Find out who has the patent, and if it has been licensed before going off the deep end.

wiggy001

3,191 posts

154 months

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Built-in navigation is a big deal (unless, like me, you're using Waze for free which works pretty well). As others have said, nothing groundbreaking in those notes, but why does there need to be?

Can anyone tell me what would be a groundbreaking addition that is currently available in an alternative mobile OS?

Only thing I'd like to see is homepage widgets with the ability to quickly change settings at the touch of a button.

Other than that, it works so why try to fix it?

Does anyone know if Siri is being opened up any more than simply allowing it to open other apps? There was talk of the Siri API being opened for use?

bodhi

2,740 posts

112 months

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wiggy001 said:
Built-in navigation is a big deal (unless, like me, you're using Waze for free which works pretty well). As others have said, nothing groundbreaking in those notes, but why does there need to be?
I wouldn't even say the Built in Nav was a massive deal, it's just bringing the iPhone up to the level Android and Nokia phones have been for years.

I'm guessing most of the dissapointment comes from Apple's chest beating over the past 6 months about being innovative. Makes them sound a bit silly when their next major mobile OS update is full of features from other OS's. They don;t even appear to be doing them in a vastly different manner to the competition.

frosted

3,549 posts

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TheHeretic said:
Chaps, before going a bit mental, remember that the Nokia ngage had the call to text feature. That was before android. Find out who has the patent, and if it has been licensed before going off the deep end.
Apple can do no wrong in your eyes can they, No1 fanboy or what?

JonnyFive

27,656 posts

72 months

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silent k said:
It looks as though most things that were US only are now available in the UK - http://www.apple.com/uk/ios/ios6/siri/ this is a UK specific page
So everything on that link for the 'UK Specific' Siri stuff, is all US stuff?

Siri has got to be one of the most useless apps ever, Apple made such a big thing about it, it's useless.

I guess the problem with Apple, and it's iOS is that it's that good and has been for years, people want more and more.

TheHeretic

73,668 posts

138 months

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frosted said:
TheHeretic said:
Chaps, before going a bit mental, remember that the Nokia ngage had the call to text feature. That was before android. Find out who has the patent, and if it has been licensed before going off the deep end.
Apple can do no wrong in your eyes can they, No1 fanboy or what?
Huh? Read what I wrote before making your little accusations. If people are saying apple copied it from android, then android copied it from Nokia. It's not a difficult concept. That is why I said check to see the patent before going off the deep end.

I realise doing such a sensible thing makes me a fanboy, but still.

silent k

734 posts

114 months

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JonnyFive said:
So everything on that link for the 'UK Specific' Siri stuff, is all US stuff?
Some of it was US only in iOS5 and some of it is new, but it's all in iOS6 and usable in the UK.

einstein75

101 posts

48 months

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W00DY said:
vtgts300kw said:
Another HUGE deal




about not much. Bring on Windows Phone 8.
Definitely.


Reckon I'll trade my 4S against a Lumia of some sort.


iOs is looking very tired and seems content to plod along without anything remotely groundbreaking in the near future.
It looks like Apple have run out of patents to buy - no innovators left now..... wink

LotusMartin

467 posts

35 months

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Profiles - where are my F-ing Profiles? Nokia had them 15 years ago, how hard can it be Apple you useless bunch of...

Yeah, I'll probably still buy the 5...

Mermaid

16,983 posts

54 months

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Apple lovers & haters - the question is would you go long on Apple stock at $675 today, or short it?

einstein75

101 posts

48 months

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For the foreseable, long - you can't deny their marketing and product loyalty.

jammy_basturd

10,482 posts

95 months

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Mermaid said:
Apple lovers & haters - the question is would you go long on Apple stock at $675 today, or short it?
Depends how long you want to play for. Short to medium term I'd go long, though I can't see them rising too significantly.

Five to ten years from now, I'd definitely be on the short.

TheHeretic

73,668 posts

138 months

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Depends what they move into.

ApexJimi

9,498 posts

126 months

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Ok, serious question -

To those who are saying "is that it?"

What would you do differently?



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