Microsoft and Apple's Approach to naming Mobile OSes

Hi everyone,

Just curious to find all of your opinions on this.

Do you think that it was a good idea to call Windows Phone 8 for current devices WP7.8, indicating that there are some features missing from Windows Phone 8?

One could argue it is a more honest approach, telling consumers that it isn't the complete set of features they are getting on their phone (assuming they know of WP8).

However, Apple calls iOS6 on the 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPad 2 all just iOS6, even though it leaves out some basic features (Such as VIP mail inbox on the 3GS - don't know why). Is it lying, or just telling the consumer that they are running some of the latest software and the company still cares about that device?

I thought it was an interesting conversation for debate.

My opinion is that Microsoft took an unusual approach by blatantly saying some features won't make it. However, Apple does give consumers a little bit of a white lie by saying that they are getting iOS6, minus some. I think just calling it IOS6 and then telling consumers some are missing is a simpler approach and usually doesn't stir up fragmentation arguments.

What do you think?

Also, try to avoid flame wars about fragmentation on android, we've all heard it before and it isn't needed here...:)