Apple disappoints with iOS 6

Apple have a problem, they have set themselves up with a reputation for flashy, big bang updates. That keeps the fans happy but it’s not leaving them with enough dev time to get the boring stuff right. iTunes on Windows has got to be one of the worst examples of mainstream software around today, and it’s Apple’s.

  • Retina display, sorry can’t see the point – literally.
  • Siri, no thank you, maybe one day, but it’s not important to me right now. It’s also heavily biased towards the US.
  • Facebook – I don’t think so.
  • Passbook – do you really think Easyjet and Ryanair are going to pick this up? That’s going to be a US centric service for some time.

The phone application updates are useful, but come on, my old HTC Diamond phone could pull off better tricks than this. Apple are too far ahead, the early first movers, and it’s leaving a nice gap for Samsung and Microsoft. Samsung with the Galaxy SIII, Microsoft with Smart Glass.

It looks like my iPad will have to put up with living with an Android phone in the near future.

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