You know, if you're going to dismiss other posters as "old farts resistant to change" you should probably try not to come off as a wheezing old shill handing out marketing slogans like a greasy carney barker.
Originally Posted by rtm135
(1) Dynamic Icons are superior to Static Icons because they allow you to "glance & go"
(2) The entire system is designed for search. iOS makes you go to a special screen.
(3) The apps can communicate with each other, which adds functionality to programs by simply adding other programs. iOS can't do this.
(4) The 30 year old desktop metaphor finally receives an update that makes you more productive than you were previously.
1-- "Glance and go" at what? The temperature? The date? A stock price? This was the same line MS used for the rollout of the metro language Windows phone, and it notably went nowhere. Why? Because people aren't slaving away on their phones or tablets dragging up hard to get to weather apps. They're looking at web pages, email, using apps, playing games. All stuff that doesn't really fit into a "live tile" or succumb to a "glance." The whole idea that tiles are some kind of panacea for easily accessible info is some much MS dumbfuckery.
2--"Just type" is nice, but hardly earthshaking. It's not exactly a chore to get to the iOS search screen. Unless you spend more than 50% of your time "searching" you're not going to see much of a time savings.
3-- Of course iOS apps can communicate with each other. Apps have links to one another, and Apple is adding more of this all the time.
4-- And there it is, the fabulous, vague, meaningless "more productive", which ranks right up there with "real work" in the "I have no idea what I'm talking about outside of hostility to Apple" lexicon. I can see you now, speedily searching for things and glancing and going and just really plowing through another jam packed day of looking at You Tube videos and texting your friends.