I read a tech news a couple of days ago and it was about the new iOS6 which will not support the first version iPad device. My first reaction was that Apple is just going push people into upgrading to newer iPad. Of course I welcome that idea IF I have a money making machine. But it soon came clear to me that not only Apple does that, Microsoft and Google do that too. Microsoft, for example, has mentioned that current Windows phone will not be able to upgrade to Windows 8. Google, on the other hand, has no control over Android on various brands of mobile. My HTC Desire has not been in the software update list only about less than 2 years after it was launched. I would say it’s ridiculous yet not many people take note of it. Part of it was HTC’s fault too but I won’t get into it now.
And when Apple mentioned that iOS6 will not support the iPad1, it becomes a big deal.
To be honest, I am not quite sure why there are so many Android fan out there. I have been an Android user for a good couple of years now and I don’t see much difference in each of its update. Google always says how fast the newer version will be and to use 100 times and above faster than the previous version is just not true. Unless there’s a small print somewhere in the software/ROM notifications. My HTC Desire is currently running on Gingerbread and there’s no way it is 20 times faster than all the previous version, let alone 100 times or 200 times. In addition, I don’t see an improvement in user’s interface except the difference in it’s theme.
On the other hand, there are always visible improvements on iOS and even Mac OS X operating system. That’s why most Mac users are willing to pay for an upgrade because they see the changes and it’s cheap too. As always for Microsoft Windows, things are moved around, playing hide and seek with its end users. And it’s not cheap.
Well, I guess that you will see me as another Apple fanboy. I tried hard to deny it but I can’t help following Apple products’ progress especially the new iPhone. I wouldn’t say I love Apple 100% but things seem to be much simpler and straightforward when using Apple’s products.