Originally Posted by jungmark
@tt92618 what polls are you referring to? I bet some of the complainers complained about OS X 10.0, the transition to intel, iOS 1. Just as DED's opinion is "pro-Apple", yours is almost anti change or anti Apple.
It isn't anti-Apple, certainly. I use Apple products almost exclusively for my personal work and all of my hardware, except that which I need for other platform work, is Apple.
I do however develop for multiple platforms and I have experience with all of the major ones. I am highly critical of each of them. And when I say that, I mean it from the perspective that I evaluate them by objectively examining their strengths and weaknesses.
My opinion is that overall IOS has by far had more strengths than any of the other platforms. It's hard to get traction with apps for IOS7 these days, largely because of the platform's success.. but that is neither here nor there. My point is that you would have to be blind not to recognize the superiority of the Apple platform, both in the market and really in terms of the usefulness and usability of IOS.
But the world is not a static place. Apple's competitors are constantly evolving and they are, regardless of what anyone here might want to believe, constantly working to erode the obvious differentiators between Apple and them. Windows 8, in the mobile space only, is a big step in that direction. Not, by the way, because it has a superior user experience, but because it is tailored to a mobile presence and it is bringing with it an evolving ecosystem that is starting to meet Apple's head head. So, although it isn't a significant near term disruptor, it is a long term threat and that is true even if rampant Apple loyalty would prefer to be blind to it. Ditto for Android, based if nothing else on the shear volume it brings into play.
Against that, I find that IOS 7 erodes the user experience in ways that in my estimation make it less attractive and less usable. I think that's important, and the fact that I like Apple products and have a soft spot for them isn't going to stop me from saying that I think this is a very huge mistake. When I see a problem, I am absolutely going to point it out, because if I actually care about the company and the products, that's the only responsible thing to do.