Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Apple Copying Now?

Judging by the comments about how much Apple's iOS 5 copies from others, I assume that this is unusual. If that is the case, then I have to wonder what has changed. My theory is that, because Job's has been on sick leave, he effectively is no longer running Apple. However, I don't follow what Apple does all that closely so I am just blowing smoke. Hopefully, the more knowledgeable Apple pundits will have a better explanation.


  1. Apple is never on the forefront of technology, they are usually a few steps behind their competitors (i.e. Microsoft, HP, Dell, etc.).

    There was a rumor going around that before Microsoft bought Rare for their Kinect hardware they went to Apple first. Apparently the Apple brass said they didn't want to risk a major UI paradigm and said they will be able to copy it after someone else bought in a couple of years (after time that Microsoft got the gesters right).

  2. @myles: If Apple has always copied others, I don't understand why there is so much fuss about it this time.