“What Apple did on 10 September was to release the first operational 64-bit hardware and software ever seen in a mobile device,” John Naughton writes for The Guardian.
“Most of the media coverage of iOS 7 focused on the radically different ‘look and feel’ of the user interface, the sparseness and minimality of which was widely attributed to Jony Ive, who is now in overall charge of both hardware and software design at Apple,” Naughton writes. “This is fair enough: after all, for most people, the most important aspect of a device is its user interface. Is the thing easier to use after the latest “upgrade”? The answer for iOS 7 seems to be a qualified ‘yes.'”
Naughton writes, “But for geeks, two things about iOS 7 stand out. One is the fact that Apple could completely rewrite a complex operating system for a 64-bit environment – and ship it in a relatively bug-free state, on time. The other is the way iOS 7 solves a problem that has been bugging internet engineers for years – how to ensure that if one mode of connecting to the network fails, your device can seamlessly switch to another mode. The solution is called multi-path TCP and – guess what? – iOS 7 has it. But you’d have to read a lot of media coverage of the iPhone launch to learn that. Those who think that Apple has peaked ought to think again.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Apple leads. The rest follow. As usual.
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