During his keynote address on Monday, Apple CEO Steve Jobs noted that while Apple may not be the first to release features, they do so in a way that’s the best implementation.
许多人认为这是绝对的废话But what that implies is that they think Apple simply cannot get features done in time — or that they will不做他们出于某种原因I have a hard time believing either of those is the case.
Jobs cited the iPhone’s cut, copy, and paste functionality as one example of Apple getting a feature right我必须同意For two years, everyone complained (myself included) that Apple didn’t have this functionalityCould Apple have done it sooner? Of courseBut would it have been half-baked? ProbablyJust look at how it works on other devices — or maybe I should say: look at how糟糕it works on other devices compared to the iPhone.
这是脱节的核心那些认为这些说法是“绝对废话”的人只会看到苹果公司的收获更差在接下来的几年里关于iOS 4和iPhone 4，我在上周写了下面的内容后得到了一些反对意见作为“追赶”Android：
The existence of a front-facing camera may fairly be considered a “catch up” feature on iPhone 4但能力使用the front-facing camera to actually make video calls is first on the iPhone这是Apple和HTC之间的一个区别Apple isn’t going to include a hardware feature just for the sake of having itThey only include hardware for which they have compelling software to complete the experience.
After two days of fiddling, downloading and uninstalling apps, manually force-quitting programs and waiting for servers to be upgraded, I finally got video calling to work — sort ofSometimes there was only audio and a black screen, sometimes only a freeze-frame; at best, the video was blocky and the audio delay absurd.
To make video calling work, you have to install an app yourself: either Fring or QikBut we never did get Fring to work, and Qik requires people you call to press a Talk button when they want to speakThe whole thing is confusing and, to use the technical term, iffy.
这是测试以一些普通人为例，“普通”是指那些从未听说过TechCrunch或万博manbetx贴吧的人给他们全新的iPhone 4和HTC Evos现在让他们互相进行视频通话使用iPhone 4，他们将能够做到这一点The only thing that’s technically confusing about FaceTime is that it only works via Wi-Fi (I think many people have little understanding of the difference between Wi-Fi and 3G data — at least insofar as why a feature would work over one but not the other)除此以外，FaceTime与进行常规语音通话一样容易使用您无需创建或登录“FaceTime帐户”它不需要安装任何第三方应用程序您需要知道的是iPhone 4可以进行视频通话，并且该功能被称为“FaceTime”而且我敢打赌iPhone 4盒子里的小教学卡会让它变得非常清晰。
How many normal people even know that Qik and Fring exist? Are Android users supposed to install both apps, so they can make video calls to people who’ve only installed one or the other?
这并不是说Qik或Fring和他们自己有什么不妥也不是说Android没有自己的首先要做的功能，例如，在任何文本字段中决定语音到文本的能力这是关于制造手机的公司的心态Do you include the half-baked stuff, or hold it until it’s fully-baked? Apple wasn’t going to include a front-facing camera until they had software that made it useful in an iPhone-caliber wayHTC is happy to include a front-facing camera and leave its utility (and user experience) in the hands of third-party developers.
Android和iPhone粉丝将以非常不同的方式阅读前一段Android粉丝会阅读并说“确切地说 - 给我们硬件，让开发人员弄清楚如何处理它。“iPhone粉丝会读它并说，”我迫不及待想要获得iPhone 4。”