Microsoft’s Head Of Windows Phone Says Apple Lacks Sense Of Urgency

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If you can’t beat ‘em, talk trash.

That’s seems to be the popular sentiment among technologies most powerful companies, and Microsoft’s head executive for Windows Phone has been all too happy to do a little ribbing on Apple and Android lately.

At the All Things D conference yesterday, Terry Myerson,  took to the stage to talk about the future of Windows Phone, but he also took a few shots at Apple and Google during the interview and said that iOS is “boring.”

“With Apple, I sense a lack of urgency. When iOS 5 came out and there was a fifth row of icons and not much else, you say, okay, are they running out of steam, is iOS getting boring?”

“With Android … it’s kind of a mess,” Myerson said. “Chrome [OS] and Android coming together, Chrome [OS] does not offer the flexibility of Android.”

Myerson was also asked for his opinion on Facebook Home and whether Microsoft will try to get it on their devices, but Myerson dodged the question. Microsoft invested in Facebook before its IPO but has seen the company slowly morph into a competitor of theirs.

As for his acquisitions against iOS, well that comes down to personal preference  However, it seems that the millions of iPhone 5 owners disagree with Myerson’s statements. If Myerson is hoping for something exciting from Apple, he might want to keep an eye out for iOS 7. The latest rumors claim that iOS 7 will undergo a serious UI overhaul thanks to Jony Ive.

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  • gettysburg11s

    Microsoft does love to trash talk. I think iOS 7, more so than the next iPhone, will be the rock star of 2013 in the mobile space.

  • joewaylo

    This coming from a company who has no apps to speak of?

  • CharilaosMulder

    Some facts: iOS has world’s best (not necessarily most) collection of apps. iOS has matured a lot over the years of its existence and it’s the most consistent and familiar experience for its users. That is, not just throughout iOS, but also consistent with hardware, and (more importantly for the overall workflow) the desktop counterpart: a.k.a. the Mac. And not all companies can say that (looking at you, mr Privacy).

    And then a message to some: those who don’t share this philosophy, enjoy whatever you prefer. And those who spread expectations of a UI overhaul that changes everything iOS is iconic of, and puts settings and widgets at every corner you can think of: get your head out of your ass and buy yourself some ubuntu phone.

  • technochick

    I don’t know about anyone else but I’ll take boring and relatively stable over flashy, ever changing and a hot mess of malware etc any day.

    And really why does iOS need to be anything but boring and stable when there are thousands of apps to fill in the holes

  • djcolley

    What’s Boring is everything that Microsoft makes.

  • cafeymanzanas

    Hi
    I’ve always had iphone since 3g model, even the iphone 5. but I got bored and buy the lumia 920 the phone is very nice and the OS is very modern and fast, but is unusable.
    Lesson
    7yrs after it is true that iOS needs a redesign, but it is mature, stable and has great apps. especially if you live in the Apple ecosystem.
    The tiles of WPH are very long and messy, the system has good integration between apps but that does not translate into a good performance. Dropbox is useless because it is not an official app, Mail does not integrate all accounts. Ofice is a joke. The applications are very similar to each other. what at first is a strong point becomes a weakness. Finally the camera is very, very slow and there are no apps to match Hispamatic or Camera + to name a few.
    So after two weeks using the Lumia to go to work and go for a walk with my family. I return to Iphone in hopes that Apple improve its look and slightly open the file system. The rest are empty complaints

  • Ollie_McMillan

    Yet those who rush tend to muck things up…

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