Tim Cook talks Android, larger iPhone displays, Motorola and more in recent interview

By Justin Kahn ยท 10 replies
Feb 11, 2014
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  1. Recently Apple CEO Tim Cook gave a somewhat rare and wide ranging interview to The Wall Street Journal. Along with touching on issues regarding Apple's buyback plan and the company's surprising stock dip, the CEO also talked in further detail...

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  2. Before I say this, I want you to know I have/use both eco systems daily and prefer the IOS variatnt more. But not, after saying that, this has got to be the most ridiculas thing I have heard for a long time:

    Quote: When asked about larger iPhone screens, Cook said the company is no way against it, but "that until the technology is ready," Apple doesn't "want to cross that line."

    The technology has been here now for 3+ years now. Surprisingly stupid thing to say from a leader of a company.
  3. Android fanboy, ..... :p
  4. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    Everybody knew Cook is talking crap because his lips were moving.
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  5. aMerkuri

    aMerkuri TS Enthusiast Posts: 49   +19

    I have both owned iOS and Android devices (iPod Touch, iPad & ZTE Blade, Nexus 4). I can say to myself that I am more satisfied with Android as it lasts more longer. I don't mean physically, not about breaking parts. I am talking about software.

    After few years of using iPad, I couldn't update my software anymore as apple dropped support for older devices and tells me to get a new one. Youtube app was broken (login doesn't work after google made some changes) and I couldn't get a new one from App Store as the app asked for software update. Also I have experienced when updating iOS to new version, It actually makes your device slower and apps start to crash more often. Where again, Apple wants from you to get a new iDevice because it's faster and is supported by latest software.

    On the other hand, Android phones / tablets don't face that kind a problem. When official support drops your device, you can just switch to custom ROM and keep rolling like there is no tomorrow.
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  6. yukka

    yukka TechSpot Paladin Posts: 861   +67

    New OS has more features and is usually slower on older hardware. I had a 3G that was crippled by iOS 4. Then I went windows phone. Now I'm loving my iPhone 5.

    Bigger screens are coming. That's a smokescreen. The tech will be ready by autumn :)
  7. aMerkuri

    aMerkuri TS Enthusiast Posts: 49   +19

    I would like to point out that eventually you will have your 2 year iDevice running much slower than it was running before. That's just how apple marketing works. They push software to higher limits, so that you could grab a newest iDevice and enjoy it again with full performance and latest support.
  8. mosu

    mosu TS Guru Posts: 474   +84

    By the looks of Tim Cook, it will be no surprise when a legit clone of Steve Jobs will hit the stage, probably now it's in an accelerated growth program...
  9. gamoniac

    gamoniac TS Guru Posts: 306   +73

    I'm not an Apple fan but I can only guess it is Google's doing. Everyone knows Google is banning and breaking the YouTube app on Windows Phone on purpose based on some bogus excuses. Google says: Do no evil, right...
  10. yukka

    yukka TechSpot Paladin Posts: 861   +67


    If point out that the 3G was single core as is the iPhone 4. Both those phones struggled with iOS 4 and 7 respectively. The iPhone 4S my partner has is on iOS 7 with no problems. I can't foresee the iPhone 5 I have now failing to run iOS 8 properly since the iPhone 5 and 5c have the same specs and they are still selling it. By them 2 years will have passed since I bought it, I've kept the scratches off it and I'll be able to sell it second hand as they keep a good resale value and get the newest one with the latest tech. I don't have a problem with that.
  11. Divvet

    Divvet TS Member Posts: 57   +19

    This isn't always the case.
    Windows Vista was a resource *****, Windows 7 improved on that on the same hardware.

    Android 1.6 - 2.1 was a resource *****. 2.2 improved that. Then look at Android 4.4 which runs better than Android 2.1 did on the same phones.

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