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iOS – a downsized PC platform or a media player platform with a bunch of apps?


It is interesting to see how the new RIM CEO has been active in the media and pushing the gospel of BB10 in vibrant, engaging ways. He is reported to have recently taken a swipe at iOS, describing it as “a downsized PC operating system” compared to BlackBerry 10 which he described as a “true mobile computing platform”. Well, we shall have to wait for BlackBerry OS10 to give a verdict on what it is.

What however informed this article is a comment by someone in response to Phone Arena‘s report on the above statement. Here is the soul of the comment:

“iOS isn’t a downsized PC platform. It is a media player platform with a bunch of apps.”

I kind of agree with it, as I have always found iOS too basic, limited and toy-like to use as a daily driver, be it on the iPhone or iPad. For example, I owned an iPhone for years and it stayed on a shelf after I was done reviewing it. Two years on the shelf. Sue me.

Anyway, what do you think? Do you think that iOS is more of a downsized PC platform or a media player platform with a bunch of apps?



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