John Paczkowski, All Things D:
Sources who declined to be named because they are forbidden to talk publicly about Apple’s plans tell AllThingsD that the company has been “borrowing” engineers from the OS X 10.9 team as part of an effort to double down on iOS 7. “Yes, yes — it’s essentially a repeat of the iPhone/Leopard scenario,” one source said, referring to Apple’s 2007 decision to pull engineers from OS X 10.5 to work on iPhone. “Not as much of a fire drill, though. It will ship on time.”
And Dalrymple says “Yep”, so that’s it.
And that’s the wonder of Samesung.
All Thing D:
“The new iTunes is taking longer than expected and we wanted to take a little extra time to get it right. We look forward to releasing this new version of iTunes with its dramatically simpler and cleaner interface, and seamless integration with iCloud before the end of November.”
November is the new October.
Hopefully this means a new redesign of iOS, the Fisher Price look is getting old.
All Things D:
The firm said that, within the first day, iOS 6 peaked at more than 15 percent of Web traffic to its mobile ad network, and has remained at that level. … By comparison, Chitika notes that the latest version of Android — Jelly Bean — achieved just a 1.5 percent adoption in its first two months.Numbers don’t lie.
Besides the fact that the longer list in the Ad, contains some Samesung specific apps that have no merit in the comparison, there are other facts.
First, the majority of buyers couldn’t care less about those specs, let alone understand what they mean.
Second, the fact that they are selling that thing with an outdated OS (4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich) when another more current OS is available and some might get the update, some might not, depends on what the carrier wants. I bought my iPhone 4 with 4.0.1, I’m currently on 5.1.1, and on wednesday I’ll be on iOS 6. I know people who bought Androids with Ginger Bread and have been stuck there for the length of their contract. Isn’t it stupid that I can install Chrome on my iPhone and those people can’t, even having Androids?
Third, where are the services like iCloud where I can have all my apps, music, settings, etc., backed up and synced, in a one time set it and forget it kind of way? And I mean in just one service, not spread among Google, Samesung, and third party services.
See, you can have all the specs you want, the user experience is what I need. There are a thousand PCs that have better specs than my MacBook Pro 15” laptop I’m writing this on, but none have the ease of use and simplicity of my Mac. The frustration with Windows destroys the spec advantage for me. Same thing with the green robot.
If you want features on a checklist, you know where to go. If you want convenience, ease of use, and reliability, there is something for you too. And I didn’t even mention security, where Android is clearly “winning”.
All Things D:
The FBI has not requested this information from Apple, nor have we provided it to the FBI or any organization. Additionally, with iOS 6 we introduced a new set of APIs meant to replace the use of the UDID and will soon be banning the use of UDID,” Apple spokeswoman Natalie Kerris told AllThingsD
This is still funny to me, something just doesn’t add up.