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Why is IOS 14 becoming more and more like Android?

via:GeekPark极客公园     time:2020/4/19 0:09:26     readed:1206

As the WWDC conference gets closer in June, the latest news about IOS system will appear in front of you every other day. We have seen various new functions coming from the leaked code of the beta. For example, recently, an API interface named clips has attracted people's attention.

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This functional interface for developers will allow users to try applications directly without downloading them, making it easy for users to operate quickly on many occasions and reducing the time and traffic involved in downloading them. When you scan a QR code to point to a ride-hailing app, for example, Clips can let you not download the full App or call the car directly.

Does that sound familiar? In fact, as early as last year's official version of Android P system, slices allows users to directly experience some of its functions after searching for related apps without downloading, while Apple's clips are very similar to this function. Although there may be more surprises when IOS 14 is officially launched, I don't know if you have found that now IOS system functions and Android More and more close, often many familiar functions appear on Android, and then IOS brings similar functions, which is good or bad for users? Let's have a chat today.

The new features of IOS "imitation"

We have introduced some new features of IOS 14 that you may have known before. For example, in addition to adding new wallpapers, IOS 14 will also directly open the third-party wallpaper interface to facilitate the integration of more wallpapers in IOS settings.

This function has been implemented on Android system for a long time. Compared with the tedious need of downloading wallpaper and setting it by yourself on IOS, the domestic android customization system can easily download and customize a large number of wallpapers from the system settings, and even update them automatically on a regular basis.

Another example is that apple used to be very "closed" and did not allow users to set third-party applications as default applications, which will also be released in IOS 14. Previously, developers found that Apple began to allow users to set up homepod access to spotify and other competitors.

Also, with Apple-based multi-device cross-platform collaboration, the iOS 14's background switching application interface will be changed, similar toIPadSimilar to OS, these functions seem to be more and more like Android. All kinds of new functions make people curious. Has IOS lost its innovation? The answer may not be that.

Closer and closer, more and more like

Apple's closeness is well known in IOS Early users can do little expansion, old users may still remember that at that time, if they want to use the nine palace input method, they have to go through "prison break" to achieve it. It is even more impossible to use photos as wallpaper. Jobs turned it into a beautiful and charming garden, but you only have the opportunity to browse and appreciate it, but you have no right to change it, but stability, security and human nature The characteristics of the system make such a closed system still easy to use.

However, in the Android alliance, the manufacturers have exerted their collective wisdom and contributed various unique functions. After early imitation, the open-source Android system quickly added various new functions to meet users' expectations, such as Jiugongge's speed dial function, call interception, personalized theme, etc., which are all IOS Not on, but soon with the Android system update, it has spread to all manufacturers. Although there is still a gap between Android and IOS in terms of security and stability, the distance between them is gradually narrowing, and even Android is more affected by IOS in some aspects.

For example, in recent two years, with the popularity of comprehensive screen design, gesture operation on mobile phones has gradually become the mainstream. In 2017, Apple'sIPhoneX began to use gesture operation, including the functions of sliding up to the main interface, hovering up and multitasking, sliding back on the left, etc., which were used for reference and popularized by Android system. Another example is Apple's Wi Fi password sharing function. After users log in to Wi Fi, they can directly share their login credentials to friends or guests nearby without having to dictate their passwords. This function is also introduced on Android 10 system.

There are many similar examples. It can be seen that when the mobile operating system enters into the competition between the two powers, Android is learning from IOS while IOS is learning from Android. IOS doesn't lose innovation, but the gap with Android is getting smaller. Because in the era when almost everyone has a smart machine, any transformative innovation is not easy. Only continuous improvement of more small functions can make a greater breakthrough. IOS It has never been the most comprehensive, but for consumers, its functions are becoming more and more open, and it is trying to absorb more easy-to-use functions into its own features, which are creating more and more value on the iPhone.

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