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WWDC 2014 May be Apple’s Biggest Assault on Android Yet

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At yesterday’s WWDC 2014 keynote event, Apple unleashed a wave of unprecedented software innovation in the stunning new Mac OS X Yosemite and iOS 8. And even though Apple did not put a single new device on show, it clearly launched its biggest assault on Android yet, Electronista reports. What we saw unveiled at WWDC 2014 shows that Apple has the resources to blow away the competition through sheer hard work.

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From unveiling a brand new ‘Swift’ computing language to an SDK with over 4,000 new APIs, Apple has made it clear that it can continue to lead the tech industry in both software and hardware innovation for the foreseeable future. The new levels of integration between iOS devices and the OS X will also serve to make Mac users who own an Android phone to strongly consider switching back to the iPhone.

“Apple’s  announcements around health, home automation, while hugely significant, were almost swamped by a vast array of other software-related feature enhancements to both Mac OS X and iOS. One of the most interesting developments was the new level of integration between its Macs and iOS devices delivered through ‘Continuity.’ While it was widely anticipated that Mac OS X would continue to pick up more iOS-themed design cues, new capabilities like AirDrop compatibility between Macs and iOS devices, automatic tethering, iMessage integration and the ability to take phone and make phone calls via your iPhone on the Mac make the attraction of going all-Apple all the more enticing.”

If Samsung and Google felt at all like they have won the mobile war because of the high rate of adoption of Android, they might be thinking again after this powerhouse display of Apple’s software development skills. What do you guys think?

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  • Riddlemethis

    Very likely. One of the main issues people who switched to Android was the screen size of the iPhone 5/5S. No doubt if Jobs could see all this, he’d be rolling around in his grave. However, despite Jobs’ personal opinion of never wanting a larger sized telephone, the public wants it.

    So there brings Cook, he is giving what the people want…almost. A 4.7 inch screen is a reasonable compromise over the smaller screened iPhone in the past. It’s not as large as the competition, but it’s close. It’s enough to make Apple distinct and try to convince the consumer that they’re doing what they want, not following the trend.

    I expect to see Apple stock to rise in the fall after the iPhone 6 debuts. I would also expect to see a great overwhelming response in acquiring the iPhone 6 despite it’s more than likely increase in price. That’s why I’d suggest people in Canada order the device online as soon as it becomes available and flip it for a respectable profit on Craigslist. However, the kink in all this is depends on the Asian market. My guess is that if North America receives the iPhone 6 earlier than Asia than you will stand to make a pretty penny buying and selling brand new unlocked iPhones.

    If you haven’t talked to your stock broker, you might want to. I suspect Apple shares to be jump this year.

  • Firstly, the 4.7″ screen is still just a rumour. That being said, assuming it’s true that the iPhone 6 will be 4.7″, what about all of the people that are currently buying the iPhone because they want a smaller phone? Apple will lose their current marketshare in exchange for an unknown marketshare. Do you think that will really play out better for them in the long run?

  • Riddlemethis

    Firstly, the 5.5 inch is a rumour,the 4.7 is all but officially acknowledged. Secondly, many people, and I mean MANY people who thought a smaller device suited them just fine quickly changed their minds when they held the competition in their hands. Let’s put it this way: there are significantly far less people out there who prefer a 4 inch device over a 4.7 or larger sized screen. That is not speculation, that is fact.

  • iFone

    As long as they keep both the 4″ and the rumoured 4.7″, that’s a winning formula for Apple, in addition to the amazing iOS 8 improvements

  • iFone

    I like this executive team at Apple. They are fun, display confidence and know-how, and are forward thinking. This WWDC reassured me that Apple still got it

  • FragilityG4

    Based on your market research?

  • Based on a poll of myself and the two people sitting in my office with me, 100% of us are happy with the size of the screen we currently have, and prefer having a smaller device over a larger screen. (I mean sure, everyone prefers a larger screen, but you have to weigh that against the drawbacks of having a larger device. Many people will choose the smaller device.)

    But more importantly, for most people the decision of which phone to buy involves more factors than simply how big the screen is.

  • FragilityG4

    My response was intended for riddlemethis

  • So was mine. I must have accidentally replied to your comment. Reading it again, it looks like a moronic response to your comment. Sorry about that.

  • Not sure where those “facts” are coming from. Based on a poll of myself and the two people sitting in my office with me, 100% of us are happy with the size of the screen we currently have, and prefer having a smaller device over a larger screen. (I mean sure, everyone prefers a larger screen, but you have to weigh that against the drawbacks of having a larger device. Many people will choose the smaller device.) I know that’s not an accurate representation of the market, but I’ve yet to see anything proving that the vast majority of people prefer screen larger than 4 inches. I’m not saying that I don’t believe it, just that I don’t find it in my own circle of friends and co-workers.

    But more importantly, for most people the decision of which phone to buy involves more factors than simply how big the screen is.

  • Farids

    It makes me want to say to Apple team, “what took you so long??!!” . Apple has the finance, resources, expertise and the plans to do what they did yesterday. Yet, Apple is still going easy when it comes to Google and partners when it could have crushed the entire Android camp if it revealed its entire roadmap for 2014-2015: the real plans with the 64 bit architecture, new and upcoming hardware and merging iOS and Mac OS. Also, Ryan and all guys, iPhone 6 is nolonger a rumour: yesterday, a couple of hours before the Apple keynote, Foxconn spilled the news that they’ll be making 4.7″ iPhones for Apple(scheduled release July 2014) and 5.7″ iPhones for release in September. Read the entire news release in Gsmarena.

  • FragilityG4

    Hahaha no worries!

  • I guess it’s a different Apple without Steve Jobs. In the past, such a reveal would have spelled an end to the contract and Jobs would have stuck to a 4″ iPhone just to spite everyone. 🙂

    Still, I don’t like to count on rumours until they’re announced officially by Apple. I’m holding onto hope that they’ll keep a 4″ model around.

  • The story about Foxconn and the iPhone 6 is only a self quoting BGR India–we could find the the actual source story. See if you guys can dig it up.

  • Shameer Mulji

    Best WWDC keynote I have seen to date. Great job Apple!

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