If you have to say that you’re innovative, you’re probably not innovative.
This. Hopefully they’ll define their use of the term “terror” in the process as it’s about as loose as their adherence to the constitution.
“These are two of Microsoft’s key Xbox One titles, and they’re using Kinect in a way that might finally make it palatable to gamers hardcore and casual alike.”
To rephrase with a less negative slant: Kinect’s hardware and software have advanced becoming sophisticated enough to offer such an experience that wouldn’t be feasible with the Kinect of today.
Right down to the stock wallpaper? Wow Apple-you’ve lost your design mojo.
8 days ago
My problem with iOS 7 is that there’s nothing new to the market in the update unless you’re living in their current iOS ecosystem. Which is great—I’ll gladly update to iOS 7 so I don’t have to muck around with manually updating my Apps on a daily basis.
But that doesn’t matter. It’s not that people can’t see the glaringly obvious iOS 7 iterations of UI elements from its competitors (which is not abnormal in any industry on average). My issue is that Apple continues to shout at consumers that they’re innovative and everyone else’s experience is a copy or a rip off of their hard work. This is simply not the case anymore (clearly). The coming fall updates are trivial to users outside their ecosystem are serve best to fill feature gaps that have been growing as iOS has aged and the market has matured. That is what I take offense to.
From the intro video of WWDC:
“If everyone is busy making everything — how can anyone perfect anything?”
“The first thing we ask is — what do we want people to feel?”
“Delight, surprise, connection.”
“It takes time…”
“We simplify, we perfect.”
“Only then do we sign our work.”
Here lies the problem: iOS 7 launches in the fall. You’re comparing future state to a competitor’s current state so that’s not really applicable. If we were to compare both OS’s in their current state your argument breaks down when you look at Mail, Calendar, Game Center, Find Friends, Reminders, and on and on.
Both OS’s have their inconsistencies in navigation, integration, and design principles. Use your critical thinking skills before you run around posting such myopic comments.
About damn time. I’ve been using the iPhone since 2007 and have stuck with it the entire ride through, but after getting my Nexus 7 I’ve become very aware of how annoyed I was it was to see that damn red badge EVERY DAY telling me I had X number of apps to update. Its pestering red badge visually mucking up my screen in an all-caps like fashion. More and more I felt like the updates were more of a bother than an exciting chance to see what’s new in a favorite app. Finally glad to see they’re getting out of my way with their cumbersome update process!