A few days ago Apple presented their new hardware and software covering iPads, iPhones , Apple TV, iOS 9 , Apple Watch and so much more.
And then became the haters or fan people of opposing operating systems. Now for the record I use a LG G4, an iPad, a BlackBerry and a windows machine everyday. I also have spent a fair amount of time with windows phone. I have owned every iPhone after the iPhone 4. So I am fairly platform agnostic. Actually, looking back at previous brands, most have been Samsung or HTC. So basically, I enjoy using all tech regardless of operating system.
So let’s get back to Apple. Android tech geeks just don’t get it. People on the whole don’t care or know what specs their phone has. People just want their phone to work. And that is where Apple steps in. One of the new features in the iPhone 6S or 6S Plus is live photo. This records a second and a half before and after each photo to make it come alive. Immediately, people were saying Apple copied HTC and its Zoe mode, BlackBerry and Windows Phone living images. So if Apple copied , or was inspired by, how come nobody bought a HTC or Window Phone in huge numbers and or went self proclaiming the new live images. Why? Because they weren’t simple to use and required extra input. Apple just has it on. It just works. It works on all Apple devices including the Apple Watch. Facebook are going to integrate live photos from the iPhone. At this point the camera specification is irrelevant. People just don’t care.
As another example is the Apple TV. People were up in arms saying the Amazon Fire TV did everything Apple’s new TV does. Except it does but doesn’t. I have a Fire TV paired to a Moga Pro Bluetooth Game Controller. Only one problem. Very limited gaming apps on the Fire TV. Just watch Apple TV launch from day one with better games than the Fire TV. Once again, the specs of the Apple box don’t matter.
With android phones , it is very addictive to keep comparing another phone based on its specs. More ram or storage perhaps. Must be better. But with Apple its meagre specced iPhones play games at 60 frames per second consistently. A 4gb ram android phone may still struggle to play games at that level.
Now if you are a blackberry fan person or windows phone fan person I feel your pain:)