Apple Planning To Copy Windows 8’s Split Screen Multitasking Feature In Upcoming iOS 8 Update

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Microsoft released the above marketing video to claim the superior nature of Windows 8’s multitasking features over Apple’s iOS. Today, a new report claims that Apple is planning to include the exact same feature in the upcoming iOS 8 update. As you expect, users will be able to open two apps at the same time. The report even claims that Apple will one up this feature with the ability to drag and drop content between split view apps.

In addition to allowing for two iPad apps to be used at the same time, the feature is designed to allow for apps to more easily interact, according to the sources. For example, a user may be able to drag content, such as text, video, or images, from one app to another. Apple is said to be developing capabilities for developers to be able to design their apps to interact with each other. This functionality may mean that Apple is finally ready to enable “XPC” support in iOS, which means that developers could design App Store apps that could share content.

I’m sure Microsoft is also working on the similar drag and drop feature in the multitasking view, the question is when it will be released to the public?

Source: 9to5mac

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  • kevin

    That is just sad AND HOPE IT BACK FIRES ON THEM

  • koenshaku

    Apple doesn’t copy they event this was not on windows 8 first it was always on ipad sheeple just didn’t know it.

    • jaylyric

      *invented*

    • Alan

      Not sure if trolling, just clueless or being sarcastic!!!

      • CyberAngel

        My vote is: sarcasm

  • counterblow

    good grief Microsoft, PATENT this stuff!

    • Fritzly

      In case you are not aware if it Apple and MS have a cross license agreement…

      • http://www.facebook.com/revi.bennett Revben Chase Da Kingdom

        Yeah, people do not seem to realize that. Msft will never die as long as apple is sucessfully and apple can never die as long as msft is around. Msft can make iphone clone if they wanted now.

  • GG002

    Much split. So innovation. Very multitask.

    Dogespeak aside.. this is going to be a disaster on a 4:3 screen. Apple worshippers are always talking smack about anything wider than 4:3, but I bet it’ll bite them in the a$$ now. Multitasking needs 16:9 (or wider, for desktops). Meanwhile, the real world has been able to do almost 4:3 side-by-side on the same device, aka multitasking.

    • Bugbog

      That’s what I was just looking at. It’s all well and good for the demo, but I wonder at the practicality of such a split on a 4:3 ratio screen!?

    • Vương Vi-Nhuyễn – 王微軟

      Apple cult-followers will shape themselves with Apple, when jobs said that no tablet (¡P.C.!) should be smaller and no consumer would ever want a smaller iPad he was praised, and when they released the iPad mini Apple once more was praised, their followers see Apple is a God that can’t do wrong…

      • VeetQZ

        Acturally a lot of people have pointed out Jobs not being perfect. The major time was him not wanting to offer iTune to Windows.

        Making broad generalities about people are not often acturate.

  • Blaze Blue

    I am truly a Microsoft man but I took notice that this is not from Apple. Whomever this person is did a concept video nothing more than what it is.

  • Allan Cantillo

    But this is not implemented on Windows Phone 8.x yet. So if Apple do it faster is just bad for Microsoft, because Microsoft did it first for Windows 8, and they couldn’t do it to the phone yet. The “world” will think Apple did it first.

    • nohone

      This article on some other sites have been saying that Apple will do this only on the iPad Air, not on the mini because the mini’s screen is too small. If they do not do it on the mini because it is too small, they will not do it on the phone.

    • Vương Vi-Nhuyễn – 王微軟

      There is a reason why it isn’t on Windows Phone, the screens are too small, and it wouldn’t sell… the feature wouldn’t… (>_<)

      • CyberAngel

        Lumia 1320 & Lumia 1520 would benefit this.
        I really hope that MS will update RT with phone & suitable UI and
        then release it as “Windows Phone 9″

  • hyperthermia

    With Office now available for ipads, there is really no advantage now for surface devices. This is sad as it has not even enough market share to stand out. Ipads becoming productive and with surface app gap plus unavailability to most markets, microsoft is in trouble.

    • jaylyric

      So the Surfaces’ only advantage from the IPad is Office and the multitasking? I don’t think so.. But I do agree with some of your points..

    • nohone

      On the iPad Office is still rather limited. Running full office on a Surface you get the full version because the OS is full Windows, not some stripped down phone OS made bigger.

      • Sai Das

        Yes but the market segment that doesn’t need full Office capabilities and prefers the advantages of an iPad is far bigger than that for Surface.

        • jaylyric

          WTF advantage does the IPad have that the Surface doesn’t besides a gazillion apps,most of them being optimized for the iPhone not iPad? When you look at iPad optimized apps they aren’t really light years ahead.. Please enlighten me.. As we have 2 iPads and 2 Surfaces in our household.. Please,please enlighten me!

          • Sai Das

            That’s easy. Marketshare! If you don’t think that’s important, then you don’t know much about business. Think of it like oxygen; too little and you die.

    • Asgard

      This multi-tasking is just a proof how cripled iOS and Android actually are. All they have are apps, but when it comes to the actual OS, especially iOS is very dumb. Add support for millions of hardware devices and drivers, enterprise domain features, user accounts and sessions, manageability, AAA gaming, about every productive application on the planet, … into the equation and Windows isn’t doing so badly after all. And the other guys need to do all this sooner or later, and they are doing it late. And the more features you add “late”, the more mindshare will turn to the leader. But it takes time. Years.

      • Guest

        Crippled?????????? LOL

        DUDE, Android has more marketshare then Windows it can’t be that bad .

        • TheNet Avenger

          Really? So the fact that McDonalds is more popular than 5 star restaurants, means the 5 star restaurants are offering the same crap as McDonalds.

          Critical thinking is important.

          • doug

            Thinking is important, period

          • Guest

            Words matter. You used “crippled” which means by definition “severely damage”.

            Android and iOS have sold well and continued too prove that for many to work well.

            Popularity does not denote quality but does indicate effectiveness. So McDonalds may not be highest quality but it is effective at it task just as those OSs are; hence foolish to call them “crippled”

          • Asgard

            I’m not native English speaker but I think most people here got what I meant by “crippled”: missing very important features that enterprises, people who do productive work, and hardcore gamers care about. I listed quite a few to make my point clear. When we look beyond communication and “apps”, Windows isn’t in a very bad position. They have been, true, because in the past all we cared about in smartphones and tablets were fart apps and other small things that made small things more convenient to do.
            I wasn’t saying that Android or iOS is bad. I was saying that MS is not so far away in mobile than it seems – technologically in many ways even ahead. So the fight goes on…

          • nohone

            You had it right, it is the iPhone/Android people who had it wrong and trying to change the meaning of the word to protect the crippled iOS and Android.

          • Guest

            Hey Crow still chiding blackness I see, hope someday you find lightness

          • Guest

            iOS has 73% marketshare in activations of mobile device so that appears to negate your belief that it is too “crippled” to get real work done.

            Regarding hardcore gamers it is not the target for mobile OS, be it Windows RT, Android, or iOS, so it is a strawman argument.

            Critical thinking is important but unless you base it on facts rather then personal beliefs you will find yourself often making erroneous statements.

          • Asgard

            LOL. Apple’s market share on smartphones globally is 16% (highest share is 41% in USA) so please check the facts yourself. On tablets its a bit higher but dropping fast and its much smaller market anyway. Android is the mobile OS close to monopoly position.

          • VeetQZ

            iOS has 73% in Enterprise activations. So the enterprise can get “work done” with this “crippled” OS.

            Android is no where near an monopoly. This visual may help:

        • jaylyric

          And people who don’t put much thought into things like you are unfortunately the reason why..

    • doug

      Or not…

    • http://www.facebook.com/revi.bennett Revben Chase Da Kingdom

      Oh, that is why ipad sales to consumer decrease y-o-y.

      • nohone

        To some people who post here, that only means that the iPad is gaining in sales. There is one person here who claims to have been an advisor to Steve Ballmer and a supply chain genius, and says that iPad sales being down is a good thing. He likes to make up these stories about how people stop buying Apple products 9 months before the rumored release of the next version. But then when iPhone sales go up Y.O.Y, even though you will be stuck in a 2 year contract with a phone purchase, he claims that it is good news for Apple, that people are buying more Apple products.
        But when Microsoft sales of Windows 8 go up, Surface sales increase, Office sales increase, server sales increase, Bing marketshare is up, Azure use is up, it is all bad for Microsoft, and they are on the edge of collapse.

        In short: When Apple sales go down, it means good things for Apple. When Apple sales go up, it means good things Apple. But Microsoft sales go up, it is their doom.

        • Guest

          Pot meet Kettle :)

      • WPhan

        Yes but let’s be honest, Microsoft would kill to have that $16 million units in sales for Surface. Heck they wish they could get that in Surface, WP, xBox combined for a quarter. :(

  • poken1151

    Sigh, Microsoft’s biggest problem is having features and not advertising them well (sometimes worse, having them buried deeper than King Tut’s tomb).

    Samsung did a commercial where they obviously couldn’t touch a Surface’s productivity, so they fire on a made up docking station…

    Microsoft does nada in most of it’s adds to showcase features. One and two little ads here on stuff with iOS sure, but they don’t get the airtime they need. Colorful ads, I’m a windows pc ads, all this stuff. Wordless ads. But ask someone to go in depth on feature comps and the average joe outside of the Windows circle knows near squat.

    So yes, if Apple does this, they’ll sell it and sell it well, and people will quarrel which multi window is better, Apple’s or Samsungs. When someone spits out Windows 8 Metro it’s a blank look.

    Here’s to hoping I’m wrong.

    • jaylyric

      Well you just saved me a bunch of typing.. You hit the nail on the head!

    • nohone

      What are you talking about? Microsoft had commercials where they were comparing Surface to an iPad, and showed how you could do snap with two apps. The Apple fanboys had a fit, claiming how distasteful Microsoft was for comparing the two devices, then said it was driving people away because how classless Microsoft is while Apple would never do such a thing – all while forgetting the years of Mac vs. PC commercials.

      • WPhan

        But you have to admit those I’m a Mac, I’m a PC was some funny sh!t.

        You got to laugh, if not then we are taking this stuff way to serious! :-D

      • jaylyric

        Not enough,and not effective enough.. I don’t like Samsung or Apple much,but they usually spark some type of emotion with their commercials. Samsung steals other company’s shit (think split-screen multitasking,just lately picture refocusing),and drops them in advertising right away. Microsoft should still be marketing the FEATURES and BENEFITS of their products. Things that they have that others have,but the UNIQUE things they have that the others don’t,BEFORE the others copy and do just that.

        • nohone

          That was exactly the commercials I was talking about, the ones where they put a Surface and an iPad side by side and Siri was saying “I can’t do that.” They had shown how Surface had snap, memory card support, Office, and so much more. Tech web sites like TheVerge were enraged at how dare Microsoft downplay iPad like that? Those ads were on every night for months

          • poken1151

            Yup, I do recall those commercials, and I do think they were some of the better ones, I agree. However my point still stands as this: Microsoft does not deliver consistent educational videos of their products’ feature set in a meaningful way.

            It’s not just attacking or bringing down the competition (despite it’s inaccuracies, Samsung’s most recent was well done) it’s about showing those features in a meaningful way (Something Apple’s taken to doing more of recently and Samsung’s been doing for a while).

            MS started with break-dancing meaningless-ness. Dodged over light humor then some faceless facts, another break-dance and now some faces-with-high-level-overviews (like the recent one with Owen Wilson).

            I’m not saying they don’t advertise, I’m saying they can do it better, faster and to greater effect. Show the product being used instead of being talked about. Highlight it’s “simplicity” and functionality, and when confronted by others, compare with taste.

            Apple’s cornered the emotional/inspiriational “look who uses an iphone/ipad” stuff. Samsung’s got a good spread with “it does this, this, this, this, this, this and that in these visible user cases”. Consumers can relate to both of these. Microsfoft’s have just tended to be, impersonal (despite having people talking directly to the camera), high-level and not very attractive.

            Again, the recent ones that have say the delivery worker talking about using their tablet is a great step, just bring it one step lower and show them using it and going on about specific features vs “hey, trust me, it does this stuff, and I love it, you will too”.

            TL;DR I’ve ranted on here about MS just missing the mark by miles and by inches. The main thing is they are just not advertising specific features in a personal, informative and competitive way general, so it all tends to falls flat.

          • jaylyric

            Again sir.. You hit the nail on the head. Check out my reply I wrote below before reading this one. Agreed with you on this..

          • jaylyric

            I know which ones you are talking about,and I agree with you. Those were hilarious and yes I also know what the sorry as so-called tech sites were saying. However Microsoft needs to K.I.S.S. Keep I Simple. What I mean is that in addition to those funny commercials,they need to just show commercials with real world situations. Exploiting the features and benefits. Say like a business man on a Skype meeting and looking at notes on OneNote,or looking at a PowerPoint presentation simultaneously. Or say a kid playing a game and his grandmother calls from Skype and he answers,then sneaks and gets back to playing the game,while Skype is still running.. That’ll strike a cord with people,evoke emotions and connect with people. I wish I worked for Microsoft man.. lol

          • Sai Das

            I wish you did too! :)

          • Sai Das

            Yes, but those commercials came out when it was already too late and Apple & Google had long dominated this market segment. MS is almost always very late to the party or occasionally, way too early with terrible marketing.

          • jaylyric

            I can agree with you on Microsoft usually being late,and also bad marketing (in most cases),not always.

          • Sai Das

            The rule is what affects your market share and sales and not the exception.

          • http://www.facebook.com/revi.bennett Revben Chase Da Kingdom

            Late with what smartphone and tablet becasue they did not make tablet years ago and didi not have msft mobile. Or being late with all-in-one livong hom device through xbox 360. Or late with sharepoint, or hybrid cloud, or late with kinect or late with exchange or msn and on and on.

          • Bugbog

            Don’t bother arguing with him, it’s like talking to someone on time delay; he’ll only pick the point in time that suits his preferred reasoning! :)

          • VeetQZ

            Most of the critique of those Ad was the fact Microsoft was point out that Surface was better then iPad because it was more like a desktop PC which is the major reason why people want an iPad. It does much of what they use to do on a desktop/laptop without the complexity.

        • Bugbog

          Unfortunately (but fortunately), no one can keep up with Samsung’s output, literally!

          Feature-wise, advertising-wise, and manufacturing-wise. They employ the mentality of the latter to the prior two; literally overwhelm the competition with the scale. After the competition has been cowed, then Samsung will be able to use the resulting time & space to pick up whatever necessary elements are required to provide an above average experience.

          It’s worked thus far. To date, they used it to win the Flatscreen market, the LCD market, the smartphone market, and they have/are trying it with the tablet market. (Although, here, don’t I think it’s working quite so well, especially in the above 8-inch segment, but I’m sure they’ll persevere).

      • Vương Vi-Nhuyễn – 王微軟

        Exactly, when Microsoft does the same ”attacking the competition is something low” when Apple does it ”they’re just showcasing innovation and giving consumers a choice”, the tech-media for some reason REALLY REALLY hates anything that Microsoft does. (>_<)

  • jaylyric

    This is what I hate about Apple and Microsoft respectively: Apple sits around and watches what everyone else is doing,then they copy it (maybe add a feature),then exploits it as a breakthrough of sorts.. Microsoft comes up with the coolest shit,but fucks up the marketing and advertising,or sometimes don’t release the cool stuff they make known (think courier). The other thing I hate is when Microsoft releases something great,the so-called tech sites and media criticize it,but when Apple releases crap,it’s praised. So sad..

    • PoohGQ

      LOL.Microsoft always hires good developers and spends a lot of money on R&D but all Apple has to do is just hire good marketing folks and like magic they come up with a breakthrough that Microsoft invented..

      To your other point, Microsoft was hated because it used to be the most successful company in the world and they branded it a monopoly when they couldn’t compete against it. Unfortunately, this leaked into the mainstream media. Now, due to the fact that humans are like sheep and just follow the bell in the front, most people are afraid to be labeled non-conformists.

    • Vương Vi-Nhuyễn – 王微軟

      ”Apple’s split screen functionality is unlike anything ever brought to the market, there is a reason why the iPad dominates Android and the others, that’s because Apple is the #1 innovator, Google is now kicking themselves because they didn’t think of this before” this is how I expect the tech media to phrase it.

      In their eyes Crapple invented everything, and I just hate it when Microsoft has features and services YEARS before the rest, and then gets to hear ”Microsoft is late to the party as always” like M.S.N. Direct, Windows Mobile, the Microsoft WorldWide Telescope and many more…

      • VeetQZ

        Very few people Tech people says Apple invents stuff. They say they Innovate. The difference is an invention creates something new, innovation figures out a way for an invention to have an impact/economically important.

        Microsoft is very inventive, but they do suck at innovation outside the enterprise arena.

        • jaylyric

          No they don’t. The Courier is still more innovative than any related gadget out there,even the Surface. I’ve never had a Zune,but some say it was innovative,the Kinect is innovative,the Xbox One,that Microsoft wanted to have was innovative. There’s more to the list. All of the big three tech Giants bring out or have is innovative concepts at some point. It’s just that two of them gets all praise and the other gets shit.

          • Sai Das

            Courier was vaporware. Zune is history and Kinnect will likely will be too. The original Xbox was innovative but XB1 not so much. Actually, W8 is innovative, but as is the case with MS, they screwed up that launch too. MS has always had terrible marketing which is astonishing given their resources. MS is on the ball now, but they are a few years late and may not be enough.

          • jaylyric

            Please elaborate on this.. The only thing you got right was Windows 8 being innovative.

          • Sai Das

            Where are Courier and Zune and Kin? Innovation means little if your product never makes it to market or stays around long. Kinnect has not been popular and now that it isn’t required on XB1, development for it will stop and will likely lead to it’s demise as a result. What is truly innovative about XB1?

          • jaylyric

            Innovation is innovation whether or not it gets put out or the product is successful. The innovation often reaches out products.. As for the Kinect. It’s been all over,not just for the Xbox. Other industries are using the Kinect for other things ,the medical industry being one of them. For the XB1 go dig out what the it was supposed to do,before everyone gave Microsoft hell,and caused them to backtrack. If it wasn’t going to be innovative in any way,then the Kinect not being a part of it wouldn’t matter.

          • VeetQZ

            You simply don’t understand the difference between invention and innovation.

            Innovation is very difficult, it needs to have major impact in general, if not then at best it is defined as inventive.

            Maybe this image will help you;

          • Bugbog

            Kinect is innovative. Windows 8 is innovative. Surface is innovative.

            All products built on pre-existing technologies that Microsoft then made ‘better’. All have been out for a number of years. All have had a significant market impact (and please, no Windows 8 is ‘failing’). And all, irrespective of sales being/going south or north (at any particular point in time), will be around for the next few years.

            The only way Microsoft has not been ‘innovative’ and is failing/has failed is because you are viewing them with the jaundiced eye that the mainstream/tech media views them with.

          • VeetQZ

            You do not understand the difference either between inventive and innovative. Innovation is much more, it has impact, changes behaviors, changes traditional markets. If a product does no succeed at those things, special is never made it to market or sold poorly, it can only be considered as inventive.

            This may help;

          • Bugbog

            And you’re repeating yourself!

            I’ve already pointed out the manner in which Microsoft’s Inventions and innovations have already impacted the market.

            Kinect: 24Million+ sold (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinect)
            Impact: Used in Defence research, Medical imaging, Vehicle self-drive, commercial drone applications, etc

            Windows 8/8.1/8.1.1: Has sold over 200Million+ licences. So irrespective of whether you or I like it, or anyone you know even uses it. Microsoft has banked that money! (Please point me to some other similar recent product that has sold such volume?!)
            It is currently the only mainstream O.S. that has successfully married all the variable input methods so as to be productively useful in any form-factor.
            Please tell me of some other O.S. that has achieved this measure of ability, scale and productivity?

            If this isn’t impactful, then I don’t know what is in your world!

          • VeetQZ

            Neither of your two examples can be called innovations. Both are iterations and improvements of current inventions. While they may be useful and/or popular that in itself does not define an innovation. When saying innovation has “Impact” it is not saying it had reach. Impact means transformative effect market, industries or the world.

            The Ford Model T was one of the best selling cars of all time, but shouldn’t be called innovative. Conversely, Henry Fords Assembly Line Process was very much Innovative”. It took cars from being hand made and expensive into modern manufacturing process. This allowed the Model T to be affordable to the masses and transformed the Auto industry.

            I’m not sure if your looking just to rationalize your position or truly want to understand the concepts we are discussing better but if it the latter I suggest you read the works of Clay Christensen starting first with “The Innovators Dilemma”.

          • Bugbog

            Are you stating that the original Kinect wasn’t innovative?!!

            Ahh-haha-haha-hhaha-haha-haha

            I think I’ll cease my interaction with you now.

          • jaylyric

            He doesn’t get it Bug.

            This supports our points:

            http://www.wpcentral.com/kinect-cleared-fda-treat-stroke-patients

          • VeetQZ

            The question is; does Kinect transform the treatment and has it been widely adopted as as treatment. If the answer is yes then it is innovation, if the answer is no then at this point it is simply a inventive treatment that MAY be an innovation in treatments.

          • Tips_y

            Once again, you are inventing. First you added popularity into the meaning of innovation. Then longevity. And now you are adding “markets” into the meaning of innovation.

            What is that?!! Are you are trying to be innovative with the use of the word “innovation” just so it would fit your description of Apple?!!

          • Bugbog

            Ha. I was beginning to wonder that too! :)

            Now he’s adding the caveat that any application of the Kinect (be it in medicine, or film) needs to successful in it’s own right (i.e be used by thousands/millions) before the term innovative can then be applied back to the Kinect!???

            Please.Stop.Conversing.With.Him! His nutty ‘caveating’ is driving my crazy :D

          • jaylyric

            No you don’t understand. My point is that the original product doesn’t need to be released for it to be innovative. Let’s just say that the 41MP Nokia 808 was never released,but only a concept. Fast forward to the 41MP Nokia Lumia 1020. The innovations discovered in designing the 808 would lead to the 1020,even if the 808 wouldn’t have actually been released. Innovation need not be a psychical product. It can be something that eventually either makes it’s way into a product,or help develop the end product by using what you learn from the original innovation itself.

          • Tips_y

            You don’t understand either because you are confusing the difference between invention, innovation, popularity, and longevity. Those four may intertwine in some applications but have nothing inherently to do with each other.

          • Sai Das

            VeetQZ makes my point perfectly.

          • jaylyric

            You don’t have a point,neither does he. Here’s what you some of what you get with the INNOVATIVE Kinect:

            http://www.wpcentral.com/kinect-cleared-fda-treat-stroke-patients

          • Sai Das

            You still don’t have a clue about market share. You could “innovate” a Kinect to mow your lawn too but so what? A few uses here and there is not enough to something like this alive. You have to have millions in sales to sustain it.

            When WP was hovering at 3% market share, there was talk that it would have to be abandoned if it didn’t significantly increase and soon because it was unsustainable with such low sales.

          • jaylyric

            My

          • Sai Das

            Of course I don’t know that for a fact nor does anyone else. This isn’t just my position, but is also Paul Thurrot’s and several others who are big MS proponents and say the same thing. Few people were buying Kinect and fewer still will now that it isn’t bundled with XB1.

            MS has built the XB1 around Kinect so although it may not be dead, it will have to reincarnate. I didn’t say Kinect was dead, I said it was likely to be, meaning unless they do something drastic to save it. The same was/is true for Windows Phone and W8. Even the MS execs say this.

          • Tips_y

            Your using Paul Thurrot to bolster your argument?!! LOL LOL LOL Paul Thurrot!!!

          • Sai Das

            Right. Paul doesn’t know what he’s talking about. That must be why he has thousands of followers, high level connections at MS, has two podcast programs and written several books on MS products. Do share with us your background in comparison to Paul’s…and TWIT. You’re all talk and will do nothing but reply with empty insults and more ignorant personal opinion.

          • Tips_y

            Thurrot is a douche bag… and you’re a twat nobody, so I don’t have to explain myself to you.

          • Sai Das

            You don’t disappoint! Exactly as I called it.

          • Tips_y

            you were right about the difference between the word invention and innovation. Then you went on to confuse innovation with popularity, longevity, and markets. That’s why your premise is based on a wrong assumption. Therefore your conclusion is wrong.

            From within the distortion field you’re arguing from, I guess you’re an Apple fan.

          • Sai Das

            You continue to parade your ignorance and are wrong on all accounts. Case in point – I’m fully invested in the MS ecosystem: W8.1/WMC on desktop and Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro, MS keyboard/mouse, OneDrive, Xbox 360, Lumia 930, Office. What was that again about being an Apple fan?

          • Tips_y

            You have a Lumia 930?!! LOL LOL LOL ignoramus indeed! Sure, that’s what they all say. I believe you, you with your Lumia 930! LOL LOL LOL!!!

          • Bugbog

            Wasn’t going to butt in again, but this was a good one! I just didn’t realise how good a troll he was until three responses later when it became clear that he would just push the goalpost whatever the proof you provided.

            I’m fairly convinced that VeetQZ and Sas Das are both the same commenter given the manner in which they keep agreeing and leap-frogging each others definitions when responding to other commentators.

            This is a very insidious form of troll, as he tries to camouflage himself as a ‘user’ and seemingly agrees with what one says only to “sadly” disagree.

            Beware, they are evolving!! :D

          • Tips_y

            Kinect mowing the lawn?!! You know what? You have just suggested a use for Kinect that’s very innovative! AND it actually flew over your head! LOL LOL LOL speaks a lot of the quality of your mind.

          • Sai Das

            Right. Speaking of the quality of one’s mind, I can’t wait to read about your wild success with a Kinect lawn mower. Good luck with that one!

          • Bugbog

            Don’t bother responding. I responded twice to VeetQZ before I realised it was pointless. One argues that you need millions in sales, the other that it has to have world impact, and when you show them (with references) such recent Microsoft products without compeer, they just close their eyes and…actually I can no longer be bothered to try and fathom their reasoning. Just Let it Go! :D

          • jaylyric

            +1520

          • VeetQZ

            Please understand I am not saying anything negative about Kinect or any other product; I am just qualifying the technical definition of innovation.

            At this point it is to early to say Kinect is an innovative product. Though with Microsoft deciding it is no longer essential for their gaming platform, we can make agree it has not been an innovation in gaming. :(

          • Tips_y

            Your definition of innovative is way beyond what it means. That makes everything you have said so far senseless.

          • Tips_y

            you @Sai Das and @ VeetQZ are confusing innovative with popularity and longevity. As we speak, millions of innovative but specialized applications are in use but unknown to the general public and to Apple fans because by their nature they were not meant to be popular. But that doesn’t make them any less innovative than the so-called innovations of Apple.

            Also, an innovative application may be meant to address a particular problem that occurs temporarily. So as the problem ends, the innovative solution also ends. But just because it does not continue to live on doesn’t make it any less innovative. There are also literally millions of innovative applications that were short-lived.

            Popularity and longevity have nothing to do with innovation per se. Whether Apple is innovative or not is highly debatable, and in the end, only history will be the final arbiter.

          • Jillxz

            Oh they’ll catch up. Don’t ever underestimate them. They have a new CEO , they have a new vision and that will make for a different kind of Microsoft. They will come out ahead.

          • VeetQZ

            If a product does not have market impact it is not innovative, by definition. Courier was a cool invention but not an innovation for it never made to market just as Newton was inventive but never had impact on the market so not innovative.

          • Tips_y

            Innovative and popular are two different words. Actually you were right until you added popularity as part of your meaning of innovative. There are literally millions of innovative applications that do not make it into the public consciousness because they have limited and very specialized use. But just because they do not make it into the mainstream does not make them any less innovative.

          • Jillxz

            And I well remember when Android got s–t

  • Mark Matheson

    Got to hand it to Apple, they know how to market features – something MS and a lot of other companies are rubbish at.
    Video calls and Skype existed long before Facetime, but people say they ‘Facetime’ – even when using Skype, even when they aren’t using Apple products!
    Sony and/or Creative Labs should have ruled the world with Walkmans and Xen music players but Apple created the iPod and Marketing made it seem like a revolution!
    They’re just better at BS – Although I bet they wished their products had this appeal 30 years ago!

    • Vương Vi-Nhuyễn – 王微軟

      Excuse me, but this is utter rubbish, in my entire life I’ve never seriously heard anyone using the term ”let’s FaceTime”, I’ve heard people refer to FaceTime as ”let’s Skype on FaceTime” but never the other way around, the only place where I have ever heard anyone say ”let’s FaceTIme” is in the context of how Apple’s marketing is supposedly better than Microsoft’s (which it is, but FaceTime is a horrible example), Skype does it way better, and even when you simply want to exchange text-messages with someone via Microsoft’s Skype they’ll still think of it as nothing other than a video-client.

      • Mark Matheson

        So you’re talking for the whole world with your statement? Clearly more worldly wise than I. I have seen people posting messages talking about how cute their kids are ‘facetiming’, I’ve heard couples say “see you on facetime” – but hey, maybe I imagined it.

  • Tips_y

    Apple is on a roll!

    At least two innovative features for 2014: the 4.7″ and the 5.5″ iPhones, and now the Surface Split-Screen in iOS!

    Think of the repeated and long-time orgasms that these will induce in all the iSheeps, the iCrap Tech Bloggers and Tech Sites!

    • doug

      igasms you mean

      • Tips_y

        LOL iGasms hey that’s new!

      • jaylyric

        Sounds kinda gross if one gives too much thought to it lol.. Makes you think of Eyegasm .. lol

    • MR M

      Apple announcement inbound, “we just invented split screen multitask”

  • venu kumar

    Clipr – An Innovative Photo app for Windows Phone users is being loved by all across the world.

    *Featured App in WindowsPhone store since 1 week in various countries.

    *Has been published and favourited by Nokia and Windows Phone in their social networks.

    Hands-On Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYGtfs28BOc

    Official Blog: http://cliprphotoapp.wordpress.com/

    Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/CliprPhotoApp

    wmpoweruser: http://wmpoweruser.com/clipr-an-innovative-photo-application/

    What are you waiting for? Grab this awesome app absolutely free from store. Hurry Up!!

    Download: http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=d533f018-238a-429c-affc-55a46c2dc69f

  • venu kumar

    Clipr – An Innovative Photo app for Windows Phone users is being loved by all across the world.

    *Featured App in WindowsPhone store since 1 week in various countries.

    *Has been published and favourited by Nokia and Windows Phone in their social networks.

    Hands-On Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYGtfs28BOc

    Official Blog: http://cliprphotoapp.wordpress.com/

    Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/CliprPhotoApp

    wmpoweruser: http://wmpoweruser.com/clipr-an-innovative-photo-application/

    What are you waiting for? Grab this awesome app completely free from store. Hurry Up!!

    Download: http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=d533f018-238a-429c-affc-55a46c2dc69f

  • Jimmyz

    I stopped feeling sorry for Microsoft after they stole Android’s notification bar for WP 8.1

    • CyberAngel

      I’m using both and they are different in so many ways.