Tuesday, March 19, 2013

BlackBerry CEO Thinks iPhone Has Gotten Stale After 5 Years Without Change

Apple's Tim Cook may not have liked it, but BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins thniks that iPhone has gone old and stale.
[ Photo Credit: All Things ]

Heins made the statement while giving an interview to Australian Financial Review, as reported by Mashable.

Mr Heins said:
“Apple did a fantastic job in bringing touch devices to market … They did a fantastic job with the user interface, they are a design icon. There is a reason why they were so successful, and we actually have to admit this and respect that.” 
“History repeats itself again I guess … the rate of innovation is so high in our industry that if you don’t innovate at that speed you can be replaced pretty quickly. The user interface on the iPhone, with all due respect for what this invention was all about is now five years old.”

The strongly worded statement from BB CEO comes in the backdrop of release of BlackBerry 10 operating system, which Heins naturally offers as the antidote to the iOS stagnation. BB10 is based on an innovative concept called "Flow," which means, in part, that the user never has to hit the home button to return to the start screen.

It may be added that Apple has been the target of executive criticism in the past. Last year, the acting president of HTC America criticized the iPhone's waning coolness, calling it the phone that everyone's dad uses. Most notably, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer predicted in 2007, back when iOS was designed and first launched, that the iPhone would be a flop, and that it would never garner significant market share.

via Huff Post/Tech | Also read: BlackBerry CEO Says iPhone Is Passé - All Things |
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