Originally Posted by wakefinance
Did you consider the fact that those might be people's actual opinions? Unlike the political news circuit, this forum is an inconsequential corner of the internet where opinions get the attention of tens of users and affect nothing in the broader world. This is a forum. One of likely millions on the web. People aren't here to promote interests outside their own. There is no grand conspiracy against Apple.
Here's my inconsequential, non-promotional opinion of iOS - it's stale. It's exceedingly well made and popular. But it's stale. I think a lot of diehard Apple users are even a little bored with it. Not all of them are, obviously, but enough that Apple could lose a bit of market share as people try new things.
Yes, sure. The same tired, PR-fed memes, trotted out ad nauseum like they're being read from a list of talking points are just "actual opinions"...
OK… Define "stale", and also explain why an OS has to be "exciting". My iPhone does EXACTLY what I NEED it to do *flawlessly*, and due to both Apple AND 3rd party developers it ALSO does amazing unexpected things that I sometimes don't need it to do, but it does those things *flawlessly* as well, AND I'm still using the same handset I purchased FOUR YEARS AGO without missing a beat (other than Siri and a camera for Facetime, which I CAN have with this OS if/when I upgrade my handset).
If I want something new and exciting on my 'tired, stale' iPhone 3GS, I hit the app store and find the latest gizmo-app to entertain or wow me… I can control my house lighting with my phone as I approach home. I can plug my phone into my car for music, navigation, and hands-free (voice activated) calling. The list of those things is as amazing, anything-but-stale, and endless as the apps I can find for them.
I don't know what you could possibly be missing in the "staleness" of iOS…? How does a completely invented/manufactured "problem" become "opinion"?
As for me, I say screw "exciting" and "fresh". I buy into all these other more relevant (to a mobile OS) things. Reliability, extensibility, interactivity, and quality/cost of ownership. I've had my current handset in perfect working order (hardware and in this case just as importantly software, both apps AND the OS) for about four years. I'm getting ready to upgrade though, and will wait for the next update round to see what Apple offers.
I have seriously NOTHING to be unhappy about.
Again, define "stale" please?