I wouldn’t compare Steve Jobs with Thomas Edison. Thomas Edison invented the light bulb and many other stuff. Steve Jobs did not invent a phone, but he revolutionized how people perceive a phone should be. He is an innovator. Arguably one of the best in today’s world.
I believe many of us have heard stories about people who are on their death bed refusing to “go” until all their family members gather and say their last words before they “let go”. I can’t help but compare this to Steve Jobs’ passing. He passed away after iPhone4s is launched. He probably felt that his legacy is in proper hands and thus he departed.
However, could it be that his intent is to launch a whole new iPhone 5 and the product he saw is just an iPhone4s and that angered him so much that he could not take it anymore?
I believe it’s the former.
IPhone 4s though did not change in appearance, but SIRI sounds really amazing. It’s like having a digital personal assistant. Too bad it does not come with the iOS5 update on my iPhone4. I believe this is a marketing gimmick. If SIRI come with iPhone4 update, iPhone4s sales will definitely be affected.
Nevertheless, there are still some features in iOS5 that I get to enjoy!
I believe that iPhone 4 is already a remarkable product. So the little changes is sufficient to keep me hooked onto the phone. I like iMessage. And it is incorporated into the default messages app. It is intelligent as it can differentiate people who are using iOS5 and people who are not. So last night I just keyed in random people names and look at how many of my friends updated to iOS5. I’m just wondering if people who updated to iOS5 but did not get data plan, will they send smses via data and cause their bill to explode?
Furthermore, I like the drop down thingy. It’s like a consolidation of things to do. Definitely useful. to see everything at a glance. And it is complimented by the reminders app. I have mentioned before that I am a pen and paper person who does not want to get burdened by the fail in technology should it happen. However, it is kind of dumb if I were to write “update this file” on every monday in my planner, and that’s where the reminder app comes in handy!
One thing I don’t like is the newsstand app. I dont subscribe to any magazines and hence my newsstand is empty. I usually lump all those apps that I do not use into one folder. But I believe that since newsstand is actually a folder it self, it cannot be put inside another folder. So I have to waste a space for it.
Though some of these features are presently already in Android phones, but I don’t really care. I have a Galaxy Tab but I don’t even know how to sync stuff into it. Hence I rely on a sd card and turned it into a ebook reader.
Maybe Steve Jobs has spoiled me with Apple’s user friendliness.
Typed on my Macbook.