Apple’s mobile operating system is arguably the most beautiful you’ll see in the market today, and I only say arguably because beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Looking at things from an unbiased point of view, one cannot ignore the fact that, as aesthetically pleasing iOS may be, the platform is far from perfect. (We’re still dealing with the security flaw allowing anyone to bypass your iPhone’s password lock)
That being said, the rumor mill is on overdrive. Apple’s going to make an iWatch. (It’s about time, fanboys say.) Apple’s going to finally wow us with the Apple TV. Apple’s doing this. Apple’s doing that.
Of course, iOS has not escaped unscathed. Analysts and professional members of the rumor mill have been mulling over the possibility – some would prefer to use the word probability – of Apple giving iOS a major overhaul. AppleInsider reports the analysis of Peter Misek about a new iOS:
We think Apple plans to re-architect iOS to utilize more cores and better compete with Samsung. Also, we believe the way iOS interoperates with iCloud, gestures controls, and advertising will be substantially upgraded.
The Jeffries analyst did have a lot more to say about what Apple is going to do this year, but do we have anything concrete to base this “new iOS change theory” on?
Where there’s smoke…
We all know how that saying goes, and often, it’s true. It doesn’t always mean that the fire you’re expecting is what you discover!
We do have to consider some facts, though. Remember when Scott Forstall was fired late last year? He’s the father of iOS. With him out of the picture, and with his departure not exactly being under the best of circumstances, isn’t it entirely possible that Apple’s going to do something drastic with iOS? There’s also the fact that Jony Ive is now the head of the Human Interface Group.
Whether or not Misek is right, we’ll find out soon enough, but even though I think there’s merit to the saying “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”, I wouldn’t mind a new iOS to wow me. You?
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