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6 iOS features Android N borrowed—that Apple should steal back

March 28, 2016 - Uncategorized

To say there’s some overlap between iOS and Android is an understatement. Google scrapped its original mobile OS concept and pivoted to a touch-based mobile operating system only after Steve Jobs showed off the iPhone, and has been borrowing features from Apple for years ever since—shamelessly taking things like Siri, Do Not Disturb, and Touch ID and giving them the Android treatment. 

Of course, Apple is by no means blameless when it comes to pilfering from the other side. Third-party keyboards, widgets, and the Control Panel were all popular Android features before they were borrowed and adapted for iOS. Much like the Windows-Mac wars, each side seems to have an understanding that the march toward a perfect OS requires a little give and take.

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Source: Mac World

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