iOS 5

By | Friday, October 14, 2011 at 7:36 pm

I finally got iOS5 installed on Kevin’s iPod.  I must say, I’m not impressed.  Very little has changed.  And from what I can see, a bunch of it was lifted from Android!  Clearly Steve Jobs had little, if any, input about the iOS5 updates.  The feature that is most clearly lifted directly from the Android is the “window shade” status bar!  You can now slide down the bar containing the clock and status icons to view your recent notifications.  Is it better?  Of course!  It’s been working great on Android for years!  Apple’s finally getting a little closer to reality.  Now if they could just add something to their interface so users don’t have to stare that those worn-out “Chicklet” icons all the time… Hey, I know!  GADGETS!  WIDGETS! APPLETS!  (hey, that last one might just be a winner–it has the word apple in it…) Whatever, just some interface customization options.  I still think they’re new slogan should be “Apple: Yesterday’s Technology at Tomorrow’s Prices!

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