“Two weeks, I bought into the hype. How would I describe Apple’s mobile? Life changing,” Joe Wilcox writes for eWeek’s Microsoft Watch.
“Before reading any further, Microsofties and their partners should take out paper and a pen. Apple has done so much right with the iPhone—based on my experience, anyway— that they should take notes,” Wilcox writes.
MacDailyNews Take: Microsoft never fails to crib from Apple, it’s just that they seem to be terrible note-takers as so much gets lost in translation (see Zune) and/or they rightly fear litigation, so they muck it all up (see Windows’ upside-down and backwards Mac UI) and/or they just don’t care about getting the details right (see any Microsoft product). Unfortunately for Microsoft and their so-called “partners,” iPhone comes with 200+ patents that Apple plans to vigorously defend.
Wilcox continues, “Apple has a real knack for making great user interfaces. The phone’s UI is outstanding, but it’s the synchronization that makes for a spectacular content experience… Microsoft just doesn’t get the importance of synchronization, of software making the setup and continuous use of devices easier.”
“By contrast, Apple does synch right, which makes the iPhone a highly useful data device. I’ve used many smart phones, but the iPhone is the first one that I’ve really used,” Wilcox writes.
“In another smart approach to user interface design, Apple solved the Web site access problem in the client… The Web is even more accessible now,” Wilcox writes. “…Battery life definitely meets or exceeds what Apple states: eight hours of talk time and more than 10 days of standby time.”
Wilcox writes, “I never really liked my cell phone before now. But I love my iPhone. It’s a real joy to use; using the features makes me laugh. All technology products should be this useful and fun.”
Full article here.