Sorry, I just have to get this off my chest.

A Facebook friend was singing the virtues of the iPhone 4’s new OS. Including…

Multitasking, screen rotation lock, 3-D Style dock bar, background (Home Screen) backgrounds, Folders for multiple apps, Option to turn off vibration when in ringing mode, multiple email accounts under one inbox.

With the exception of the 3D-Style dockbar, Windows Mobile has been able to do each of these things since Windows Mobile 2003 (okay, that last one may have only come around for WM6, released in 2007). I wish I could go back in time six months or a year so that I can brag about WinMo on that basis so that I could get some Applytes on record as saying that none of those things matter.

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2 Responses to The Virtues of iOS4

  1. web says:

    Oh, there are plenty of apple cultists on record saying those things didn’t matter. Including, at least in two interviews, Steve Jobs himself.

  2. trumwill says:

    That surprises me not a wit. I do know a number of people who said that multitasking didn’t matter. Now that iPhone can and the next Windows Mobile can’t, I expect that it will suddenly matter a lot more.

    On the other hand, the resolution on the new iPhone looks stellar. That was another area where the iPhone was hopelessly behind up until now. But now it’s the others’ turn to play catch-up. I doubt it’ll take them the two years it took Apple.

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