It’s very easy to joke about how much of Android Apple has copied today (widgets, custom keyboards, notifications you can reply to, sharing content with other apps etc), but it’s also a very good move whatever side of the fence you sit. iOS needs to become more like Android, as these are features Android users take for granted.

But while some parts of iOS 8 allow for a bit more openness and choice, there’s also a lot in there designed to make the walled garden that bit more secure and lock you in to the ecosystem even more. And soon that locked nature seems set to come to OSX too.

So, I’m in two minds about how good the WWDC announcements today actually were. Suffice to say Android fans will have one clear view, and iOS fans the opposite and very few somewhere in between.


Written by Jonathan Morris

Writing about technology, with a focus on mobile, since the early 1990s! Former editor of What Mobile magazine, writer for The Telegraph, Stuff, Know Your Mobile, Pocket Gamer, Smart TV Radar and more. Regular Tweeter, occasional YouTuber, keen amateur photographer and forum moderator. If you like what I write, please consider deactivating your ad blocker or making a donation via PayPal to help fund this site.

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