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Why are iOS 14 more and more like Android?

via:驱动之家     time:2020/4/19 8:00:35     readed:936

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.

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.

iOS「 the new features of 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 not allow users to set third-party applications as default applications, which will also be released in IOS 14. Before that, developers found that Apple began to allow users to set up homepod access to spotify and other competitors.

And that's already possible on android phones, where many android users use third-party browsers, app stores, etc. as their default apps rather than official App..


In addition, based on Apple's multi device cross platform collaboration, IOS 14's background switching application interface will also change, adopting similar appearance with iPad OS, and these functions seem more and more like Android. All kinds of new functions make people curious. Has IOS lost its innovation? The answer may not be that.

Get closer and closer, more and more like

Apple's closure is well known, and in the early days of the iOS there were few extensions. Old users may remember that it was n' t possible to use nine-chamber input, even more so, using photos as wallpaper. Jobs turned it into a beautiful garden charming garden, but you had only the opportunity to browse and appreciate it, but you didn't have the right to transform it, but the stability, security, and human nature of the system made such a closure work.


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 the past two years, with the popularity of comprehensive screen design, gesture operation on mobile phones has gradually become the mainstream. Apple began to use gesture operation on iPhone X in 2017, including functions such as sliding up to the main interface, hovering up to multi tasks, sliding left to return, etc., which have been 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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