• Remigiusz Nowak

    There is no innovations, Google =innovator, whereas Apple = photocopier of Google. We Androiders think the same, the same good way, but many people think that it is ‘revolutionary’ and will buy it. U have also picked up my observation about stock in the conclusions, it is nice mate:)

    • Setthawut Theeraphan

      For me Apple = recipe company

      • staraffinity

        Like everyone else?

    • Damion Trotter

      what did google innovate?

      • Julian Coronado

        Google Now, IMO.

        • Damion Trotter

          Yeah. That’s it. What else?

      • http://people.ign.com/spillner82 Spillner82

        A completely customizable mobile OS.

        • Damion Trotter

          Incorrect. The dev team from Danger Inc ( you know….the OS for the T-Mobile sidekick) invented Android for smart cameras. Google bought the company and told them to put it in a phone.

          • http://people.ign.com/spillner82 Spillner82

            Whats your point? Google bought a company and made it their own. They have improved upon it drastically and have given us the product we have today. Android of 2006 isn’t the Android of 2013, thanks to Google.

          • Damion Trotter

            my point is if you ever looked at Google as company they technically never invented anything. They see what’s great and memic it then give it away for free for a lot of your personal data. Glass and the smartcar have already been done and implemented in Japan back when i was there in 2004. Google is just trying to make it their own with other features like facebook vs Google plus. I hear innovation and google in the same sentence but google doesn’t innovate it makes free versions to put the selling companies out of business. Microsft for one but when google took them to court GOOGLE was found to infringe. Do you know the real reason google reader is being discontinued? It’s infringing. The article is out there.

          • Damion Trotter

            Apple kinda does the same thing but they have accually innovated some things like OSX and iOS which are not built ontop of a Linux kernel. Main reason they are able to keep their OS closed.

          • John M Catral

            The point is that Google never used the word, innovate. I believe Apple and their fans are the ones that used it. Now they are sarcastically criticized for it. THAT’s why they get flack for “innovation.”

          • Damion Trotter

            I’m going to let you in on something. Watch Apples keynotes if it is a item that they HAVE invented they will say something like “what we have created” but if it is something that they have bought they will say “an innovation”. They play on words but never accually claim to invented something that they didn’t create. Apple haters actually twist the words to suit and fuel their hate. As far as lawsuits go I understand both sides.

          • 1206549

            Did you ever hear Google saying that they innovated? Cause I haven’t.

          • Damion Trotter

            yes!!!! Android. Look at the 2007 video.

          • 1206549

            I think that was saying Android was an innovation, which it is, but they never said they made it. Maybe that it’s made available through them but not innovated by them.

          • ThEGr33k

            OSX and iOS aren’t innovated they stole the code from BSD & UNIX to make a stable OS (they made OS9 and that SUCKED so they had to steal) then looked at Linux for idea’s and went from there. iOS is based on OSX code so is also Unix.

          • Damion Trotter

            OS X is based upon the Mach kernel. Certain parts from FreeBSD’s and
            NetBSD’s implementation of Unix were incorporated in NeXTSTEP, the core
            of Mac OS X. NeXTSTEP was the graphical, object-oriented, and UNIX-based
            operating system developed by Steve Jobs’ company NeXT after he left
            Apple in 1985. Just like Android, and Ubuntu. Which make OSX an invention just like Android and Ubuntu. Do you even know the history of Apple and Xerox fallout? That’s how the OS came to be. Please stop going by what others say and research. Y’all making me look better than what I am.

          • Damion Trotter

            Read up on Objective-C. Who created and Invented the language?

          • P.

            What an idiot. ^

          • epgomez

            You’re wrong. Osx and ios are built on a unix kernel. They didn’t innovate. They just put their gui on top of the kernel.

          • Damion Trotter

            OS X is based upon the Mach kernel. Certain parts from FreeBSD’s and NetBSD’s implementation of Unix were incorporated in NeXTSTEP, the core of Mac OS X. NeXTSTEP was the graphical, object-oriented, and UNIX-based operating system developed by Steve Jobs’ company NeXT after he left Apple in 1985. Just like Android, and Ubuntu. Which make OSX an invention just like Android and Ubuntu. Do you even know the history of Apple and Xerox fallout? That’s how the OS came to be. Please stop going by what others say and research. Y’all are making me look better than what I am.

          • Damion Trotter

            Read up on Objective-C. Who created or Invented (if you like)the language? There is only one sole Developer.

          • P.

            In which their GUI is also considered part of what they created.

        • alien45

          What about the Chrome OS? The total idea of the OS is genuinely developed by Google! What about Gmail, Google Docs(online, live multi-user collaborating)? There’s so many things Google innovated completely and partially. And they never claim others work as their own innovation, let alone sue other companies for that!

          • Damion Trotter

            emails hve been out before google it self google docs are not original try Microsoft word. I dont care about the lawsuits thats not you or me. As a matter of fact if you look at the end result of the lawsuits you can see how google strived to further distance themselves from apple products. If all devices look and acted alike no one would strive to change until the other did so. I had both the original iphone and the original Android im glad to see both come a long way

          • alien45

            Sure emails has been there but when Yahoo/Hotmail offered 2mb/4mb accounts Google started with 1gb and there’s no comparison to Gmail in terms of features as of today!

            You try Microsoft Word (Office 360) online version and then Google Docs online first, then talk. You can’t collaborate with anyone on Office 360 on the free version (paid version not sure, but not gonna be better I’m sure).

          • Jeremy Decker

            Apple invented the smartphone as we know it today. Google docs??? are you kidding me??? Chrome OS is a web browser and not even that good of a browser either. Give me a break….

          • alien45

            Yes Google Docs! Have you tried to use it? I guess not! Then you don’t get to talk! And Chrome is “not even that good of a browser”? Are you freaking kidding me now? You guys sure living in the caves!

      • John Chorley

        Google Innovations:
        – Google Glass
        – Google Now
        – An OS that allows apps to work with each other
        – A fully customisable OS
        – Maps (Do you really trust apple maps?)

        • Harsh Doshi

          -Android, for us, every new version Ginger bread, ICS, 4.1 Jelly bean, 4.2 jellybean, every single version is an innovation, a notch higher in functionality, looks, ease of use, and basically in every aspect. While for iOS users, iOS7 was the first innovation (super extreme sarcasm intended as its a blatant copy) after the first iPhone.

          • Jeremy Decker

            Google now is not really that cool. All it does is tell you how to get home. Android hasnt been innovative since ICS and even then it lacks optimization, and alot of it.

          • Harsh Doshi

            OH it is very cool ! u say that cuz u havent used it enough ! i get scores, weather updates, currency conversions, ways to get home or work, the traffic i might encounter, reminders, location reminders( i can tell google now to remind me to borrow a book from the library when i’m at college, and the next time i’m at college, it’ll remind me ! it seems magical enough ! ), it can listen to songs and temme which song it is, it can scan bar codes, act as a replacement for google goggles, it can help me with whatever i’m researching on (it automatically senses that), gives my flight schedule and weather or not ill be able to go to gym first before catching the flight based on the traffic and the time it should take to reach both my gym and flight. Hell it even tells me if i should carry an umbrella. :p

          • P.

            Get a life

      • Guest

        Dumbass, I can give you two examples. Google innovated swipe down for Notification Bar, and Vertical Multitasking with swipe left and right to end task since Honeycomb era.

        • Damion Trotter

          Why hide your name? Pussy.

          • Ezra A.

            Why call him a pussy instead of answering to his rather relevant point?

      • Netwern

        Dumbass, I can give you two examples. Google innovated swipe down for Notification Bar, since Android 1.5 Cupcake and Vertical Multitasking with swipe left and right to end task since Android 3.0 Honeycomb.

        • Damion Trotter

          ok first off watch the name calling. Don’t try to be an internet gangsta. second you’re wrong. Google implemented it in their software with gingerbread. swipe down notification along with toggles and live wallpaper were all implementations from the first jailbreak in july 2007. google notification on the first android phone was exactly like Growel notification on mac osx. like i said research and read before you type. google seen the benefits of using third party ideas while apple stuck their nose up at them. also mutitasking the way you see it on android also came from webos and was in the jailbreak community in feb of 2008. Big boss repo was the first to put it there. RESEARCH. Im not going to do it for you. while you’re at it look up themeing. winterboard and summerboard. sbsettings. ALL THIRD PARTY DEVELOPERS.

          • 1206549

            The swipe down notifications have been around before Gingerbread. I should know because I’ve used a couple of those pre-gingerbread devices

          • Damion Trotter

            Actually I made a mistake in typing that. I meant to say 1.5 Android system. I was thinking and typing at the same time. I have also used some of those programs as soon as they released the SDK. I wanted some of the ten million lol

          • 1206549

            “second you’re wrong. Google implemented it in their software with gingerbread”

            Obvious troll is obvious

          • Damion Trotter

            if you look you will see that i said i made a mistake. But trolling? All I am tying to do is open people eyes and take the horse blinds off. I do the same thing in the apple community when I hear the same uneducated stuff. my point is the only people being copied are third party developers. Apple did copy the giving info before it asked from google though.

          • 1206549

            If you meant 1.5 cupcake then you wouldn’t have accused him of being wrong about it. You wouldn’t even have to type that out in the first place.

          • Damion Trotter

            OMG you are not a reader are you? Go back up and read what i told him what he was wrong about and stop skimming. In short he stated google invented the swype down notification and swype multitasking. which are incorrect and wrong because they were one of the first implementations developed in the first jailbreak in 2007 BEFORE the first android phone came to the public in October 2008. I’m done here . Research Read Educate PLEASE!!!

      • Harsh Doshi

        -Android, for us, every new version Ginger bread, ICS, 4.1 Jelly bean, 4.2 jellybean, every single version is an innovation, a notch higher in functionality, looks, ease of use, and basically in every aspect. While for iOS users, iOS7 was the first innovation (super extreme sarcasm intended as its a blatant copy) after the first iPhone !!

      • Ezra A.

        I’d like to add Project Loon and Google Fiber to that list. Oh wait, not to the “innovations” list, the “inventions” list. Can you compile a similar list for Apple?

        At least Google doesn’t waste its money on lawsuits against other companies. It doesn’t waste time and resources to design CPUs that look like trash-cans. It doesn’t spend years to realize the trend and public demand and then “flatten” the GUI and then dare to call it “innovation”. Know why? All these things have already been patented by the Mighty Apple Inc.

    • staraffinity

      Who decides what’s innovative and not?

      Look, everyone stands on the shoulders of others. BSD wouldn’t exists if it wasn’t for Newton. This crap of who was first is impossible to track down, because no single person or company has done anything totally from scratch. Well, maybe Newton and the early scientists.

      I mean, taking something that already exists and make it better can still be innovative, can’t it? Are you supposed to do everything from scratch when you do things? Good luck.

      • Damion Trotter

        That’s what I’m trying to get across to these people. you worded that perfectly.

      • Konsta Peltoniemi

        Yes, everyone implements features from eachother. Some more than others, but I don’t want this website to be another “Apple sucks” website.

      • Harsh Doshi

        No no no, that’s a lame defense for apple. Look at Ubuntu for phones, look at windows phone, look at salfish OS, look at BB10 ! THEY ARE innovative. that’s what innovation should be like. NOT THIS. Getting inspired and directly copying everything including the design is different.

        • staraffinity

          Yes, yes yes. It’s not “directly copied”. It’s a change from how iOS was before, but not THAT much of a change.

          If iOS 7 would have been Apples first mobile OS it would have been another story. Now they have been part of defining the modern smartphone, so I don’t think there’s too much harm done. Also it’s Ives first try on GUI design (that I know of), so why not just cut the guy some slack? :)

          But you’re right there are great things happening outside Apple. Maybe they’ve lost it. We’ll see how it goes.

          • Harsh Doshi

            firstly, Apple doesn’t define a Modern Smartphone. and its a LOT different. Do you even know how badly and blatantly Ive’s copied android, Windows phone and BB10 (also a bit of Ubuntu phone) in iOS7 ? i mean okay, some features are okay, but why those new icon set ? those icons are available to us android users from years ! (yes, exactly the same icon set, aesthetically), the swipe to go back is how it is in hangouts, COPY ! the notification system, the lock screen, the quick toggles, every single this is directly ripped off of android !! (and with a windows phone theme + girly theme) It just makes us shout all the more when they say it’s innovative and crapple fan boys come and tell us about the SUPER COOL ‘NEW’ features they have, heck we’ve had them from almost the beginning of android !!

          • staraffinity

            Apple had a big role in how the smartphone of today looks an behaves when releasing the original iPhone. Or are you denying that? Then you are just like the Apple so called Apple fanbouys you’re accusing. I think tou should relax. There’s a quite big “jailbreak” scene where a lot of user interface stuff is also being done. Things in Android is also inspired from other places. It’s people who make Android too you know.

            Why does some people have to be so un-nuanced when they look at things? Things aren’t just black kr white. I see a lot of good stuff being done with Android but denying that Apple has been doing some great stuff with their mobile platform is just wierd.

            Anyway, “arguing on the internet….”

        • Mikesphoneandtab

          Innovative or different?

  • Kathleen Torres

    Amen.

  • http://franciscovelazquez.com/ Francisco Velazquez

    To be fair, the original Android copied a lot from iOS. I know samsung’s touch wiz is not android, but even samsung copied so much from iphone. As an android user I feel jealous of how elegant and beautiful the design is, but I am also excited for this will only make Google continue to make improvements to the design.

    • TheBeeNet

      What did the original Android copy from IOS? Just asking. I hear this statement a lot.

      • Cristian Borsa

        Icons

        • Ian Flanagan

          Wait… What? How did they copy icons? Icons have been around for a long, long time. If you are talking about Samsung’s old icons, you have a point, but that’s original Android

        • TheBeeNet

          LOL!!!!!! Is that the best you got. And it is not even true. LOL!!!!

        • 1206549

          What? It’s been pretty much the way it has been even before GUI existed in computers. People have been using images to mark items probably since they first learned how to make them.

      • staraffinity

        What about Widgets? It’s not in iOS, but in OS X since 10.4 (and before that with Konfabulator). I mean, everyone takes inspiration from everyone. Both Google and Apple.

        Also, a lot in Android has been available in the ”jailbreak” iOS scene. Hard to know which one was first. And does it matter?

        • TheBeeNet

          As I stated in my question what did Android copy from IOS not OS X. And OS X is even questionable. Francisco posed the statement and I hear this all the time. I am proving a point that Android copied nothing from ios. As to whether it matter or not, well it does if we want to ensure that the information posted on not only this site but all sites is accurate. I like truth not muddy water and I for one am tired of Android being treated like the redheaded stepchild in conversations such as this.

    • 1206549

      I haven’t seen anything that Android copied from iOS. Maybe I’m just looking in the wrong places but what?

    • TheBeeNet

      Still waiting for an answer. You made the statement and I am asking for the proof.

  • Damion Trotter

    Oh wow did you just say apple took air drop from android? Please check your facts. Airdrop has been around long before Android. Apple has had Airdrop in Macbooks since OSX leopard. They just bought it over to the phone. Research before you type. S beam copied Apples Photoshare which i dont have to be around you or others to share photos to a group. I know you love android but when you publish incorrect statements it starts to hurt your credibility as a tech lover.

    • http://people.ign.com/spillner82 Spillner82

      S Beam uses NFC to transfer all types of files, not just pictures. Up until now, no iDevice had that kind of functioanlity. Airdrop might have existed on OSX but it didn’t on iOS. Android had sharing files with people long before iOS did and Airdrop is still half baked when compared to Android native sharing capabilities.

      • Damion Trotter

        Fist off don’t type incorrect statements. Second have you used a Mac Airdrop feature? Half baked? Sounds like youre just looking to downgrade a competitor’s feature. I’m responding to you on a Android device I love tech All tech. If you are watching you will notice Apple is trying to bring over features from their Computers to the phone. Also Airdop doesnt use NFC so I don’t need to be near you to share anything. Not even in the same state. Next youre going to say that Siri being able to control your phone, open apps etc is copying Google Now? Which Google Now cannot do. Both OS copies third party developers not each other.

        • http://people.ign.com/spillner82 Spillner82

          Airdrop on iOS is half baked because you don’t even have access to a file manager on iOS so how do you transfer all sorts of files? Sharing photos is all iOS could do before they added Airdrop to it. Now you can share photos, playlists, contact info, “files” does that sound familiar at all? It’s because Android has been able to do that for years. S-beam expands on that capability.

          Did I mention SIri at all? No. But Apple did take a cue from Google Now by giving the user data that they didn’t search for, like weather and traffic. Take a good hard look at Apples new UI and tell me that’s not all inspired by Android.

          • Damion Trotter

            Yes Apple did take a cue from Google Now. But the file sharing no. S-Beam took a cue from the app called Bump. Which has been out since 2007. like I said third party developers. I love all tech and am not blinded by a side. I see it all.

          • Damion Trotter

            As far as UI goes notandroidi but the minimalist developers yes. Looks back atthe first big boss repoes and you will see what inspred Androids Holo themes and yes now iOS.

          • 1206549

            I disagree Brian. Apple’s new UI is not all inspired by Android. There’s Symbian and Windows Phone in it too.

        • Corbin Doak

          Siri may be able to open apps on your phone and that is great.. but so can and app for Android called “Speaktoit Assistant” and that was out months before Siri was released.

          • Damion Trotter

            you sir are incorrect. Siri was a third party app released in 2008 by Norwegian developer Dag Kittlaus with Nuances VRS in the apples store. Apple bought the app in 2010 and implemented it in 2011 on iOS 5.

          • WormwoodSilver101

            Apple bought siri??
            Just like Google bought Android….

          • Damion Trotter

            did you read what I’ve typed? I said that. But you’re comparing a app with a OS.

          • WormwoodSilver101

            Well, It’s similar…
            Google bought android,
            Apple bought siri.
            Both didn’t invent android and siri..

          • Ricardo Velazquez

            i love how every time you reply you have to mention the fact that “im on an android device”.
            1. after reading all your post and comments you really sound like a apple fanboy
            2.post your sources so we can identify where you are getting all your information
            3. apple has been the biggest company that was in the news about taking companies to court for patent rights the most.
            with that being said i do know that Google has done the same but like i said “the most”.any fan of tech will agree that technology needs to be open to new developers and if someone gets a good hit and gets bought out by someone else then guess what? that’s how business works. the biggest reason why android “fanboys” love android so much is the open software platform. we love being able to just do what we want with something and making it ours. i wish i could say the same about apple. its sad to me that the ONE company that the majority of the world looks too for new ideas is still playing catch up to a company that they seemingly shrug off when the G1 came out(still have that phone btw). so please understand that this article was a good read on what apple is starting to copy off from android.

          • Damion Trotter

            First off i mentioned it twice. Second the information is out there all you have to do is google or bing it. Android is open because it has to be. They cannot sell it because LINUX is open source and per aggrement Android has to be. You calling me a fanboy does nothing to my feelings at all. all that tells me is that you are closed minded about tech. I am honest about both sides and use all products. Last the features people like you keep saying are android are not androids they are third party developers that leased or sold the software to both sides.

          • Damion Trotter

            Btw. Google took Apple to court. Not the other way around. Not only lost but was found to be infringing apple . Research and read please. stop skimming.

  • Damion Trotter

    since OSX Lion

  • Allan Gabston-Howell

    Crud….here come the apple fanbois…..

    [eye-roll]
    ::: sigh :::
    [/eye-roll]

    • Damion Trotter

      what fanboy are you? I’m on a Android device and on an android website. Read what I wrote learn a little something.

      • Konsta Peltoniemi

        Damion, what are you trying to achieve by posting these aggressive comments? You could get your message through better with more mature comments.

  • Kavin Le

    At least Google won’t go suing everyone claiming they copied them unlike Apple

    • Ezra A.

      ^ THIS! #Respect

      • P.

        You both are idiots.

        • http://auzair.wordpress.com/ Uzair Ahmed

          Well, I am sorry if you feel that way but this is merely your opinion.

          Have a nice day, Mr. Genius!

          • P.

            You still are an idiot. Get a life.

          • http://auzair.wordpress.com/ Uzair Ahmed

            Are you having a rough day?

          • P.

            I bet you are, you fag lol.

          • http://auzair.wordpress.com/ Uzair Ahmed

            And now I am a fag. Wow.

          • Kavin Le

            Just to let you know the term ‘fag” means cigarettes in the U.K. Also, I’m not putting Armando’s YouTube channel as my username. Have a nice day mate :)

          • wicked4u2c

            Just to let you know Kevin Le [your name is spelt wrong, and your parents don't know how to spell], the website is .com not .uk . You’re still a faggot (slang). Andriod forever ! I love andriod! It’s my dream to be an andriod expert. I will andriod myself away to specs and compare them to the iPhone because I’m so important in life!

  • Santiago Hinojosa

    awesome rounding up of things (: one thing I’m more sure now: I LOVE Google! (:

  • TheBeeNet

    Wow Brian, I could not have said it better myself. I wish you could have added the Android features side by side with the Apple imposters. However, once again the article was dead on. I did a cursory glance on several sites and the buzz is mixed. Does anyone think this was a grand slam for Apple? Did anyone notice that Jonny Ives was ghost as a presenter?

  • Emil Sánchez

    not just android they ripoff meggo and symbian icons, htc multitasking, part of metro ui with the status bar, and part of the holo theme in the notifications and even live wallpapers for the lockscreen, the worst thing is that them they take samsung to court just cause the lockscreen unlocks in the same direction apple logics

  • Steven Stratton

    The only thing that I’ll always be envious of iOS, and that Apple always excels where Google stumbles – transitions and animations. Apple has proven that you don’t have to have the most powerful hardware to have creative, yet buttery smooth animations. Google needs to get it together!

    • Cristian Borsa

      The transitions and animations are there just to hide the fact that iOS takes longer to load apps than Android.

    • 1206549

      The animations are supposed to buy the OS some time to load the apps. It makes it look faster.

    • Mikesphoneandtab

      I agree, but it’s more about developers and optimization of software than the OS. Android at it’s optimal circumstances is just as smooth as iOS. Add a few manufacturer UIs, some poorly optimized apps and you have a laggy phone.

  • WormwoodSilver101

    All of you want widgets in iOS
    But after apple listens to your advice and add widgets in iOS,
    You guys just complain again about Apple copied android.

    • TheBeeNet

      Did Apple add widgets to ios7? I don’t recall seeing this.

      • WormwoodSilver101

        Actually that was just a hypothesis…..
        What I mean is if apple add widgets in to iOS..
        People will start complaining about it….
        Even though we all want widgets in iOS….

        • TheBeeNet

          I would not complain at all. if nothing else I would applaud the fact that they added it to the OS. The only problems I have with Apple is their fanboy arrogance and they take credit for things that have already been developed. Other than those things ios is nice. I do wish they would open it up more though but that probably won’t happen. A friend of mind who is an Apple fan is jumping up and down about the new changes but in reality these changes are already realized in Android.

    • 1206549

      I would not complain but would still make fun of them for “copying” Android. Not because I’m that sensitive to similarities between devices but Apple has done so much suing that people are practically just waiting to pounce on them for doing something that reminds them of Android. Secretly though, I would applaud them.

    • Mikesphoneandtab

      Rather they would argue that Apple has always had widgets but Android just shaped the way we use them but adapting from this. How this is I have no idea but people who defend Apple under all circumstances can become quite creative.

  • Charlie Marschall

    I don’t mind Apple as such, but I hate how their users think that they invented everything. On iOS 7 Apple users will probably say “Look what my iPhone can now do! Can your Android do that?” When Android could do it years before Apple.

    • staraffinity

      People aren’t always very nuanced, but that’s true for all ”camps”. People are defending their choices in a sometimes very narrow minded way. I don’t think Apple users are any worse than any others, though. I’ve seen the same behavior in different areas. One of the most funny and ridiculous being the AMD vs Nvidia ”battle” when it comes to graphics cards.

    • RarestName

      No one does that in real life.

  • Charlie Marschall

    Whats next? a proper back button?

    • 1206549

      Wouldn’t that mean most apps will have two back buttons?

      • Charlie Marschall

        If it did happen, apple would probably make developers take out the back buttons. Like they made them extend the apps for the iPhone 5.

  • As

    For me, Apple is a great marketing company, that’s it. They could sell you rocks with an Apple logo on it. Also, I have no real opinion about the new design, only that it’s just “a new design”. I just casually happened to change my S3’s home screen using help from “My color screen” and it didn’t take 5 years to do so. If I want to change it again completely differently today I can, and again, and again. I’m glad iOS 7 doesn’t propose much new so Android has got at least a couple years to improve the design again :)

    • staraffinity

      For me reality shows that you’re wrong. Apple make good products. That doesn’t mean that there are other companies who don’t. It’s not all about marketing, if the products where bad people wouldn’t like them.

      • 1206549

        Actually, reality shows he’s right. It is the marketing. Even an Android fanboy like me could feel slightly swayed by Apple ads. Apple’s products look good and even I appreciate the way the Mac feels when using it (not how it works).

        • staraffinity

          It’s the marketing AND the products.

          A Mac is very much on par with the rest of the operating systems out there. I know some have a hard time in the beginning with the user interface because the’re so indoctrinated by Windows, but when you actually learn it there’s some pretty clever user interface things. Fewer clicks for many things.

          What is wring with how a Mac works?

          (I feel we’re driftig away from the subject, but…)

          • 1206549

            I guess it’s more like how upgradeable your machine is. I guess “how it works” was not exactly the right words for it. I do want to build a hackintosh (for those who don’t know, a non Apple computer built to run Mac) though.

          • staraffinity

            Aha, you mean that. Yes the desktops Apple offer aren’t much upgradable. I think that’s a bit sad too. Or it’s possible, (some components) but quite difficult.

            The laptops don’t really differ to others I think. There are other manufacturers with compact laptops that you can’t open either.

            I have a Hackintosh! (I’m on it right now) :)
            Since 2009. It’s been working pretty well.

  • Myn Neyl

    agree with this . i think i fall in love with ios7 because of that . i am an android heavy user and they got something that android have done . just noticed :

  • WhatWhat

    First you criticize apple for not having these features, then you criticize them for finally upgrading… Seriously why cant you just enjoy a damn phone…

    • TheBeeNet

      So you agree that ios was a downgrade until now?

    • 1206549

      I think it has to do with the fact that Apple would sue anyone who had a product with rounded corners.
      I already said this on a comment on a previous article. Apple’s in a tough place where anything they do or not do will be viewed negatively. If they don’t change the design, iOS will feel stale and if they do, a lot of people will not like it and any improvement they try with it would feel like an Android copycat. If Apple wasn’t such a patent troll, very few people would think this way and they would not make this such a big deal.

  • John Chorley

    To be honest, that UI on iOS 7 looks disgusting especially the action centre. Its a poor man’s imitation of Minimal UI and quite frankly shows that Apple can’t “innovate”. I can’t see Apple lasting very long. As Armando said they should stick to making computers.

    • 1206549

      Don’t you mean “rich man’s imitation?”

  • Guest

    apple have already announced they are working on the next os, it will be called iAndroid

    • John Chorley

      No it’ll be called iOS cornetto LOL!

  • phippski

    apple has announced it is already working on the next os. it will be called iAndroid

  • John Chorley

    Brian Healy is right though, Apple haven’t added anything to iOS7 that hasn’t already been in Android for years. Lets not forget that Android can be tailored for more than just phones and tablets. We’re starting to see cameras and even laptops with Android.

  • Shawn

    I’m sorry but this article is bull crap. You make the most arbitrary connections to say Apple copied Android. Try not being so biased. Oh my, Apple made their icons flat and colorful, THIS IS LIKE A THEME ON ANDROID. You’re turning into what Apple was when they sued over rounded edges or whatever. It’s stupid. You can’t claim they are copying Android over the way colors look. Come on, that’s stupid. By that logic, Apple is justified in suing over rounded edges, and Android copied Apple by having icons on any sort of grid, even if you can freely move the icons… I mean… it’s still a grid… so it must be copied! Come on, stop grasping at straws and make some good arguments. Just admit you don’t like the new iOS because it’s from Apple and stop making stupid excuses. I am by no means an Apple fanboy, and at the same time I am no Android fanboy, I think they both are great and have their strong points and their weak points. One will be right for some people and the other will be right for another person. This whole OS was is stupid, and it really brings out the stupidity in people. You like Android? Cool, use Android and shut up about Apple. If you hate something so much why talk about it so much like you’re obsessed with it? I swear, I hear Fandroids talk about Apple more than iSheep talk about Apple.

    Come on guys, grow up.

    • Minh Le

      hmmm, I disagree with you on the icon. I mean…. look at the game center icon,….. It’s not even look like something related to game!

    • 1206549

      If Apple wasn’t such a patent troll, this wouldn’t have happened. I think this is just mocking Apple’s actions and should not be taken seriously

  • Lucian

    I agree with you on everything except multitasking, which is truly an identical copy of WebOS

    • LAKAME

      And Sense 4 ;)

  • Jeremy Decker

    At this point you just sound like you’re whining. How about you stop crying over how Apple “copied” android and write a half decent acticle. When Google’s i/o was lack luster, were any Apple blogs bitching and moaning about it? Nope. Not one. Yet Just about every android blog was on fire with hate. It seems all the hate and childishness is squarly on the android side.

    • http://people.ign.com/spillner82 Spillner82

      Why would Apple blogs moan over a lackluster Google i/o? If Google copied some iOS features you bet they’d be raising hell on Apple forums about it.

      One of the biggest differences between Android fans and iOS fans is that Android fans tend to be more critical of their OS. That’s not bitching, those are legitimate gripes. Looking at a lot of the things that Apple has added, it’s not hard to see where they got their inspiration from. The backlash from Android fans wouldn’t be as severe if it wasn’t for the fact that Apple has been trying to ban Android devices since they became popular for “copying” iOS.

    • TheBeeNet

      And once again Jeremy Decker has nothing worthwhile to say. At least not in the intelligence department. The entire WWDC conference was all about bashing Android. Countless times Android was mentioned and made fun of so place make sure you bring intelligence to this conversation next time.

    • 1206549

      It’s not because of what Apple has introduced, it’s because of what they’ve done. Apple keeps bashing Android what do you expect when they suddenly release a product which has similar features with the very one they accuse of being copied. You’re also acting like an 8-year old trying to sound grown up.

      • TheBeeNet

        If I might say, well put.

  • c0ppo

    Actually, multitasking is the same as before. Just with a preview insted of just icons showing up.

    Control Center… Well, stolen. But not from android, check out sbsettings back in 2008. Android stole it from them.

    Safari… Yea, google chrome style. Very nasty and ugly in my book :(

  • Renan Rennó

    I think when people say that they copied a feature from Android it doesn’t mean they copied something that Android invented, but what Android has been using for a while and has proven successful. Since Android is the only competition.

    • Minh Le

      Android’s an open source project so you cant blame them even they copy it :P

    • 1206549

      Well yes. But you have to know that this article and others like it are not pointing out how Apple copied Android but how they copy from the very product they accuse of copying them over insignificant reasons

  • Minh Le

    But you gotta say, Apple copy from Android(and a bunch of other thing from other product) but it’s going to be something that will please Apple’s consumer that will continue buying there product. And here’s the thing that Microsoft have to learn from Apple: Microsoft change the UI of the Start screen and everyone hate it (pretty much) but when Apple change quite a bit in IOS 7, the consumer like it! In my point of view, Apple copy from everyone else and that’s a good thing :)

  • alectprasad

    ios 6: we want android features.
    ios 7: they copied android.

  • Aminur Rashid

    Copying at it’s best :p

  • maddogsilver

    I think it’s time to not compare ios to Android. Jobs is gone, there’s no one who can sell the nothing new like him. Apple is going to fall back to be a smaller group’s toymaker.

    • staraffinity

      ”Apple is going to fall back to be a smaller group’s toymaker.”

      Can I quote you in this in, say five years?

      Apple will most certainly be around and so will others. It’s a big world, with different way of solving and approaching things.

      • maddogsilver

        When i wrote “falling back” i meant “before Jobs returned”. Apple had no idea, Jobs’s “visions” was the new age. Apple has to get a new Jobs-like leader, Tim Cook and Ive are not these guys.

        • staraffinity

          Aha, maybe you’re right. We’ll see how it goes…

  • Joseph

    I could not agree with this article more. Apple, thank your stars that Google is not sue-crazy like you guys are, or else the next WWDC would be Tim Cook walking on stage in his underwear.

  • Jack Jake

    Who else just goes to the Apple Website and thinks about all the bad things Apple has done?

  • Jack Jake

    Apple has just done it, now you need to download Quick Time to see there Keynotes, how stupid can they get? They just had to upload a simple video to their website like android did with its I/O.

  • Jack Jake

    i hate the new Mac Pro design
    o wait
    i hate apple

  • vosg

    nothing to fear.

  • Vlad Vintilescu

    I’m not a fan of all this hate. Sure iOS is still catching up. Sure the new features are already present in android. But it is another step in the right direction. If an OS doesn’t get inspired by another then they are not trying to make the best OS possible.

    I will say however, that I expected something extra from Apple, something to wow a little. Their reputation is based on innovation and that part is lacking right now.

    All in all, I’m sure that people who own iPhones will like these changes. They are an improvement after all and they succeeded in making everything seem beautiful as they always do. That is Apple in a nutshell after all.

    I wouldn’t use it, but I don’t have any hate for it either. It was a predictable outcome.

  • Guest

    I bet Apple will take Android to court, because they have panted the new features that have been on Android for years. I would not be surprised if they did.

  • Garudaa2 .

    I bet Apple will take Android to
    court, because they have patented the new features that have been on
    Android for years. I would not be surprised if they did.

    • TheBeeNet

      Neither would I.

  • Manju C

    Without Steve jobs they’re having a bad time, leave them alone don’t bash so soon

  • Wadisthis

    Okay lets put it this way. If google used apple’s marketing strategy, all the mindless apple fanbois will ride on googles dick like crazy. The advertisements and keynotes are truly brainwashing, but after seeing ios 7 in real action, meh it sucks. Btw i use an ipad and is a dev with beta ios7. I must say that apple has really lost their originality. Recently picked up a s4 with cm10.1. Amazing phone, better than my iphone. There is not black lines when i am watching a hd video. Moving off to android phnes but ipad is actually still quite a good tablet.

  • Khalil Grace

    Sorry to break it to you, but iOS had multi-tasking as early as iOS 3. No way can you say that Android pioneered multi-tasking in the absolute sense. Sure, it wasn’t ‘true’ multi-tasking, but it was a huge breakthrough to be able to open apps while making a phone call (without crashing the phone half the time). And the new the card-like system in iOS 7 bears much more resemblance to multi-tasking in webOS than any iteration of Android.

    • Google_Is_The_Higgs_Boson

      You do know that the guy who design webOS is designing Android now, and implemented his vision of multitasking into Android… So Android’s multitasking is a relative to webOS’s design… Because they both have the same father…

      • Khalil Grace

        Matias Duarte didn’t invent multi-tasking as a concept. It was already present in desktop OSes and in mobile iOS 3 already had partial multi-tasking. Full multi-tasking was the next logical step for Apple, regardless of what Android was doing. Duarte abandoned the card-style multi-tasking approach. So that type of multi-tasking implementation was skipped by Android all together and picked up by Apple. Finders keepers. Watch Marques Browlee’s most recent video on iOS 7. He sets the record straight on this issue.

        • Google_Is_The_Higgs_Boson

          I didn’t say he created multitasking… But the UI style… And as a artist you don’t repeat yourself on different projects… So I’m glad he didn’t… But nonetheless The UI style is his…

  • Khalil Grace

    These features are becoming standard across mobile OSes. What’s more important is how well-executed they are. Apple’s design philosophy is to prevent the user experience from sucking. Yes, Android is more customizable, but you usually have to drop money on apps (or search high and low) just to get refined lock-screen widgets or elegant live wallpapers. Apple gets it right the first time & every looks good and runs stably.

  • alien45

    Isn’t it good for us, who loves Android (not fanboys), that Apple can’t/won’t open their OS? We still get to use the most customizable & advanced mobile OS ever, period. Who cares what ifanboys say;-)

    • TheBeeNet

      I totally agree.

    • staraffinity

      I’m happy that you’re happy, but I’m missing some great mobile music making apps on Android. It depends on what you want from your mobile OS. Some care about the fiddling and customization of the GUI and maybe I care more about other things, such as certain apps.

      Also, there aren’t only negative things with Apple’s approach on their ”closed” OS. I think it’s time to become more nuanced and see that the world isn’t just black or white.

  • arkits

    I am not a frequent commenter on this site, but I would like to express my thoughts on Armando’s video. Armando, you did make a great point by quoting Jobs’ ‘copycat’ statement. However poking fun of what iOS has and hasn’t copied is pretty lame. Just like you, I would quote Jobs’ in 1994, when his famously paraphrased Picasso, saying that “good artists copy, great artists steal.” Taking concepts and interpreting them as your own is something all creatives do. It’s this interpretation and improvement of ideas that’s key. With iOS 7, the question isn’t whether Apple’s artists are copying or stealing good ideas — it’s whether they’re doing a good job evolving them.

    Heck, Google wasn’t the one to “invent” multitasking or any of the modern smartphone concepts. Its was just stuff in other fields of IT that were brought together by different people, in different times. Current OSs are just a compilation of older concepts wrapped in a better and much more worked out design.

    I wouldn’t say that Apple isn’t perfect, heck no, I like to make fun of them too. But they are trying to be by getting hand of what the competition has.

    • TheBeeNet

      But why is Apple sues everyone who allegedly copies their designs? Why is that Apple takes credit for things that are already developed as their own.

    • 1206549

      The problem is Apple sued a lot of manufacturers for IP infringement. I mean, who the hell makes that much of a big deal over rounded corners? Now, they change their design but it now reminds everyone of Android

  • Damion Trotter

    Btw.Apples keychain has been in Macs looong before google chrome exsisted. It has been in Mac since OS9. Also Keychain is not just a autofill in safari on the iPhone it’s a password and autofiller for ALMOST everything on the phone. Tabbed browsing came form firefox and was on safari before chromes release in september 2nd of 2008. All Apple is doing is bringing over features that have long been in the OSX and they are bringing features from the phone to the mac. Android and Apple are copying features from THIRD PARTY developers not eachother. Actual Software and firmware developers know this thats why we sit back and laugh at both side.

  • staraffinity

    C’mon guys. Let’s be nuanced here. Companies consists of people and there’s good stuff being done, not only at Google but at Apple (and other companies) too. I do agree that the suing is sad. Apple get sued a lot too, though. I think they are among – if not the most – sued technology company. It’s not like they’re to only one suing (which people sometime seem to think).

    Often we don’t know the details about the patens, and they are generally more complex than people think.

  • Konsta Peltoniemi

    This comment section is getting ridiculous.

  • http://people.ign.com/spillner82 Spillner82

    Some have made arguments that Google didn’t invent these features. While some of that is true (multitasking for example). The majority of the features that Apple added, they took inspiration from Android.

    Lets look at multitasking for a minute. Do you think Apple changed their multitasking UI to preview window/card look because they saw it on WebOS? Or that they saw how well it was received on Android?

    There are new features that they added that I really liked. The car mode they introduced is really cool. Their built in security features are something that Android desperately needs integrated, not just third party.

    The backlash being spread over the web is one of Apples own making. Steve Jobs himself called Android phones nothing but copies and Apple has gone a crusade to destroy all Android phones through BS patents lawsuits. All of this being done while they wait back and see what Android features are popular and then re-brand them as their own, while making ridiculous videos about how great they are.

    That’s the problem I have with Apple, the hypocrisy. I have both a PS3 and an Xbox 360. I’ve driven GM’s and Jeeps. I have multiple TVs from different manufacturers in my home. None of them sue each other for copying, despite the fact they do the same things. Apple doesn’t get that. They want to be the only kid in the sandbox. That’s why they’re given so much grief about iOS7.

    • We_only_come_out_at_night

      You like it or not, Apple is an innovative company which have really burned in the past because of someone stealing their hard work.

      PC vs Mac war history says enough about that.

      So I think, thats why Apple’s gone a bit overprotective off their stuff.

      Im sure it didn’t feel very good to see Google completely stealing everything Apple created after five years of hard work. So it’s not hard to see why they were pissed off.

      Now Android went on with their own direction and at least the stock Android looks and works not like iOS does.

      And would like to answer your question:
      “Do you think Apple changed their multitasking UI to preview window/card look because they saw it on WebOS? Or that they saw how well it was received on Android?”

      But before answering I’m gonna clear one thing up. WebOS didin’t “invent” that multitasking UI. Yes they were first to use that specific layout, but actually Apple had this presentation of running applications (small windows with previews) for years. It’s called Mission Control and earlier it was Expose. Look it up.
      Now my answer to your question. The reception has nothing to do with it. Apple announced that from now on more apps will be given multitasking time. So now presenting running apps with the content preview just makes more sense since you are not just showing a snapshot of a freezed app.

      • Google_Is_The_Higgs_Boson

        What did Google steal after 5 years of Apples hard work? Android was around before iOS, I know you’ve heard this before. And I’m sure you’ll bring up them going from a blackberry style OS to a touchscreen OS… And I would say Apple didn’t create the touch screen phone, and the methods of controlling it,,, And you could say they where the first touchscreen smartphone… But this doesn’t change the fact that the method of controlling it is no different from a smartphone and a regular phone… So adding the methods of controlling the OS is not copying iOS, but copying other touch screen phones… The real fact of the matter is, every company has put in some hard work, and every company takes a little from each other… Apple is no different, They have done plenty of stealing!!!

        • We_only_come_out_at_night

          You are correct, Android existed before iOS, but it was going in a completely different direction. And I am not talking about the form factor (blackberry type vs touch). So I am not saying Apple invented touchscreen because they did not.

          What am I talking about then?

          I am talking about the fact that Apple created the completely new human interface concept. And doing that successfully is REALLY hard and takes a lot of time. And Google just ripped everything off and did a bad job on it…

          Look at Windows Phone. Yes they used the same ideas as iOS has, but they interpreted they in their own way and even improved it.

          • Google_Is_The_Higgs_Boson

            So we’re talking about the UI… Both iOS, and Android are using basic versions of the standard GUI… The GUI has been around for years, something Microsoft and Apple didn’t create… Something we can thank Xerox for… I’m sure you already know this… You seem to be educated on these things… But the uses of the GUI is basically a standard for all OS’s… A grid of icons… Android and iOS do basically look alike because of this, but they are both very different at the same time… So really they weren’t copying iOS, but copying the GUI…

          • We_only_come_out_at_night

            Yes of course I am talking about the UI.

            But I see that you don’t understand what Im talking about. I didn’t say that Apple created GUI with the iPhone.

            I said they created completely new concept of UI. And if you don’t understand how the first iOS version was different from the existing interfaces in desktop and mobile then there’s no point in continuing discussion.

          • Google_Is_The_Higgs_Boson

            I understand it’s different from desktop UI’s… But it’s still using the standard setup of all UI’s… And so is Android, and this is where I believe you’re mistaking Android for copying…

          • We_only_come_out_at_night

            As I said, if you don’t see how iOS in 2007 was different from everything that was available at a time, this means you just don’t understand about UI’s much…

  • Oskar Wikfeldt

    I think that people would be more mad if these features wouldnt be implemented than how mad they are now that apple has “copied” android. Good luck with understanding that sentence. :P

  • Harsh Doshi

    OH AND no one mentioned this !! The swipe to go back, in messages and such, is EXACTLY same as it works on Hangouts !!!

  • Domicinator

    Why don’t we take a look at pre-iPhone Android and post iPhone Android and then start talking about who copies who? Whatever idiot that created this page is forgetting that the entire look and concept of Android was one big gigantic rip off of iOS.

  • fo0ling

    It’s really difficult for Apple, to thinkmany longer. Why so Communist? They just waste their time, not putting any much effort oheir OSes, and stupidly, trying to copy Android as a source of “innovation” as what they think. A sheetn ‘ze pant.

  • Dos Gringos

    U ever use a MacBook Pro? The OS is what ios7 is based on!! Not droid!! Apple os has been around longer than droids interface design I’m sick of copy cat conspiracy theorists claiming apple has thievery issues when everyone else, windows, droid etc are infact the thieves. With the swipe of a few fingers the trackpad and screen of a Mac will enlighten u!