Originally Posted by halfelite
almost any device can do UPNP/DLNA with ease these days.
Now that's funny - comparing AirPlay with DLNA? Seriously?
What makes apple apple is there locked down platform makes it easy to use nothing about better tech or any of that they cater to what apple wants and what apple needs not what some of us more media savy people might want.
I'm not sure that I'm interpreting those sentences correctly, due to missing punctuation, but if you are trying to say that Apple, by having the system proprietary allows them to deliver what works best for them and not necessarily what you want, then I agree. The reliability of their devices is partly due to the fact that they don't inter-operate with others. To me, that is cheating a little.
Also I would not call the iphone most copied. All this back and fourth about everyone copies apple i think is BS.
Not everyone copies Apple, and not all Apple devices deserve copying. But iPods and iPhones have been copied since their inception. When the iPhone first came out, nothing looked like it. Before the iPhone, all major smart-phones had keys. Now, most smart-phones look like the iPhone. Even if that was the natural evolution of smart-phones, Apple was in front of the curve.
Can you point to a device that has been copied more than the iPhone?
My windows mobile 5 phone had eveything an iphone did plus more.
Now that's an exaggeration. As an example, nobody
had capacitive-multitouch before the iPhone introduced it. Windows Mobile had no app-store. The image on a Windows Mobile device did not right itself when you rotated it. These may be little things, but this level of detail is missing from most manufacturers, especially Micro$oft.
I'm not an Apple fan. The only Apple device I own is an old iPod Nano. But as an engineer, I recognize leading-edge technology. Heck, I've been trying to get multi-touch on some of my designs for years (and I have yet to find multi-touch drivers for embedded-Linux).