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Apple's iOS 14 borrows some features from Android by FryMosquito: 11:49am On Jun 24, 2020
Some of Apple's latest changes to the iPhone experience will look very familiar to Android users.

On Monday, Apple (AAPL) unveiled a long list of updates coming to its newest iPhone operating system, iOS 14, at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, some of which borrowed from features previously introduced by other tech companies, including Slack (WORK), Facebook's WhatsApp and, of course, Android, which is owned by Google.
As part of the changes in iOS 14, the iPhone home screen will look quite a bit more like an Android device. iPhone users will soon be able to pin widgets, or shortcuts to features found inside an app, to their home screens. They can now be stacked or customized based on work, activity or travel. Widgets have long been a part of Android devices, as well as on Windows phones.

Beyond that, Apple's new App Library automatically organizes the apps on your home screen so you don't have to scroll through several pages, similar to Android's app drawer.
Apple also unveiled a significant new feature called App Clips, which offers a small part of an app for use at the moment it's needed, such as ordering food from a restaurant or paying for parking. It's a similar concept to Google's instant app feature, which was first announced in 2016. With Google's tool, apps and games can run without being installed, allowing users to try them out first.

Apple also appears to have taken some inspiration from a rival product to address a pain point for some iPhone users: videos (and FaceTime calls) taking over the entire screen when you're performing some other function. Now, users will be able to multi-task and switch to other applications while still watching a video with a feature called Picture in Picture. Samsung Galaxy phones have been able to do this for years.
Apple redesigned widgets, which have long been part of Android devices.
Apple redesigned widgets, which have long been part of Android devices.
While tech companies are fond of touting their unique "innovations," it's also common for them to copy or borrow features from one another, whether it's Facebook cloning Snapchat features or Samsung copying Apple.
Android isn't the only place where Apple appears to be taking inspiration. Its new updates to group chats, such as mentioning people directly, have been popular features on WhatsApp and workplace messaging app Slack. Apple will also allow you to pin conversations to the top of your inbox. Pinning individual messages is a widely-used function on Slack.

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/06/23/tech/ios-14-features-apple-android/index.html

Re: Apple's iOS 14 borrows some features from Android by gnykelly(m): 4:08pm On Jun 24, 2020
of course features will become similar in the long run till any other revolutionary idea pops up. the notch idea was imitated by other manufacturers also

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Re: Apple's iOS 14 borrows some features from Android by LegoxMetahuman: 5:06pm On Jun 24, 2020
gnykelly:
of course features will become similar in the long run till any other revolutionary idea pops up. the notch idea was imitated by other manufacturers also
windows started the notch
followed by android then ios



op
ios didnt just borrow some feature from android.. they pretty much just created a new version of android on ios

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Re: Apple's iOS 14 borrows some features from Android by FryMosquito: 8:12pm On Jun 24, 2020
gnykelly:
of course features will become similar in the long run till any other revolutionary idea pops up. the notch idea was imitated by other manufacturers also
Hope this won't bring another lawsuit.. Lol
Re: Apple's iOS 14 borrows some features from Android by gnykelly(m): 8:54pm On Jun 24, 2020
FryMosquito:
Hope this won't bring another lawsuit.. Lol

Android is an open software. anyone can mod it that's Huawei still uses Android. any features copied from it will not attract law suit.

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