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BlackBerry CEO : iPhone UI Is Old, Lacking Innovation

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Thorsten Heins, BlackBerry’s CEO, has been on a mission to bring back the glory days of the smartphone maker. A huge sign of adoption occurred last week when BlackBerry revealed that an unknown partner signed up to purchase 1 million BlackBerry 10 smartphones – this was the “largest ever single purchase order in BlackBerry’s history.”

Now Heins has laid a burn on the iPhone, pointing out that its software is starting to look a bit dated. He is currently visiting Australia for the launch of the Z10 and had some choice words for their competitors, namely Apple.

Heins said “Apple did a fantastic job in bringing touch devices to market… They did a fantastic job with the user interface, they are a design icon. There is a reason why they were so successful, and we actually have to admit this and respect that. History repeats itself again I guess… the rate of innovation is so high in our industry that if you don’t innovate at that speed you can be replaced pretty quickly. The user interface on the iPhone, with all due respect for what this invention was all about is now five years old.”

Mr Heins said one area that the new BlackBerry phones had surpassed the iPhone was in the ability to multi-task – running multiple apps at once – meaning that users could work in the same fashion on their smartphone as they liked to on a laptop.

Apple’s future direction with iOS and its user interface are now a point of interest for the company, as it parted ways with its previous iOS software chief, Scott Forstall, late last year. That role, along with control of the design of OS X, has been handed to Jonathan Ive, who has overseen development of the company’s iconic hardware for years.

[Via Financial Review]

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Shivaank Rana
Shivaank Rana
iGyaan's Carlos Santana! Shivaank loves Apple products! He stays up to date with the latest happenings of the tech world and gets his hands dirty with the latest Gadgets! Follow Him on Google Plus : Google+
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ShrihariKulkarni
ShrihariKulkarni

Firstly innovate your device sales of iphone tells everything....and secondly you are right the ui is completely stale...

ShrihariKulkarni
ShrihariKulkarni

Firstly innovate your device sales of iphone tells everything....and secondly you are right the ui is completely stale...

DP DP
DP DP

exactly..... apple sucks

Siddharth Rao
Siddharth Rao

Its totally true whatever BlackBerry CEO said.... they r repeating history again n again..... just adding 200 features on every iOS version.... but now everyone is getting boar with their UI ... but also BB10 OS's UI is not as good as it have to be...and even its Button Less phone..to quite Angry Birds on BB Z10 ..you should at least need 20-30 touches...that's ridiculous..... So both should upgrade at least their UI .... to compete with WP8 and Android.

Siddharth Rao
Siddharth Rao

Its totally true whatever BlackBerry CEO said.... they r repeating history again n again..... just adding 200 features on every iOS version.... but now everyone is getting boar with their UI ... but also BB10 OS's UI is not as good as it have to be...and even its Button Less phone..to quite Angry Birds on BB Z10 ..you should at least need 20-30 touches...that's ridiculous..... So both should upgrade at least their UI .... to compete with WP8 and Android.

Sumit Kajla
Sumit Kajla

true... ipad got a very very very old type of UI .. that is the worst thing .... so yeah mr CEO is right... lack of innovation in the UI of apple products though it is very simple and easy to use but stil itl is too old fashioned

Sumit Kajla
Sumit Kajla

true... ipad got a very very very old type of UI .. that is the worst thing .... so yeah mr CEO is right... lack of innovation in the UI of apple products though it is very simple and easy to use but stil itl is too old fashioned

PushkarPimple
PushkarPimple

HEY bb you sucks who need your ph 
u cant innovate well then stop blaming other !

PushkarPimple
PushkarPimple

HEY bb you sucks who need your ph  u cant innovate well then stop blaming other !

Kaushik Bhowmick
Kaushik Bhowmick

Thats true Mr. CEO. Iphone is enjoying right now with immense popularity but this will end very soon...

Kaushik Bhowmick
Kaushik Bhowmick

Thats true Mr. CEO. Iphone is enjoying right now with immense popularity but this will end very soon...

Arran Gates
Arran Gates

Oh ! Yes , inovation.... Phone without a front botton ..

Arran Gates
Arran Gates

Oh ! Yes , inovation.... Phone without a front botton ..

SnsBaid
SnsBaid

@PushkarPimple ask the one who placed order for a million devices and you face is of joker's

SnsBaid
SnsBaid

PushkarPimple ask the one who placed order for a million devices and you face is of joker's