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Something useful from Cupertino?! Apple sees the light – finally

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Re: Already baked into my phone

so yet again we see Apple copying Android

First of all, it would Apple copying Google, but I hope you're aware of the fact that there was really no *usable* smartphone market until Apple came up with the iPhone?

I have been s smartphone user since the Nokia 9000, and the last one I had before the iPhone was a Sony Ericsson P1i, but the iPhone really was that much better. I am not sure Google would have even bothered with Android if Apple had not opened up that market first.

Features go back and forth. Selectively disabling access to phone resources for reasons of security and privacy, for instance, has long been a mainstay of iOS. Android picked that up a lot later, probably because Google first had to work out if that didn't affect their ability to steal your data anyway...

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