This goes a lot deeper than most people realize. For example, let's say you're reading a webpage and you decide to email a link to someone. How hard is this? Is there a send link to email option in Safari, or do you have to copy it and paste into the email app?However you get it there, let's say you are composing this email and decide to attach a PDF. Is this possible?
You can attach videos or photos that I'm aware of within the mail client. .pdf's are a different story. You can also easily single tap to send the link of the article you're viewing from Safari to the mail client. You can do the same with locations on the map, videos etc.
Don't you have to open whatever PDF app the file belongs to (since app files are sandboxed, right?) and hope it has an attach to email option? And if it does, won't it create a new email instead of putting it on the one you've already composed?
I think you've got it right. At that point, you'd be required to reattach the link using copy & paste instead of simply sending it to e-mail.
But in response to your take-which I appreciate-I just updated my Dad's Archos tablet with the latest version of Netflix the other night. Just one app's update took me 20 minutes to figure out. I'm a somewhat tech savvy person in that I fiddle with Macs, PC's, iPhones, & iPads several times-if not constantly-throughout my day.
That one simple activity on that tablet took me 20 minutes. I have absolutely zero desire to provide my family something which a fairly tech savvy guy like myself can't take care of quickly and easily. The simplicity and ease of use factor with iOS products is exponentially greater. Maybe someday this will be the case with Android, but I guess my biggest deal is that for me personally-as well as my extended family-the ability to customize the hell out of everything, and the fragmentation of ubiquitous activities like streaming Netflix to your wireless device, requries so much effort to tweak and perfect its something I'd rather not invest so much of my time in.
Folks laugh all the time when they derisively say here "it just works". But it really does. For me, and my hectic, busy-ass lifestyle, I don't have 45 minutes to tune his Archos pad over the phone for the grandkids, nor my wife's HP device, or my Google Nexus.
Its so much simpler, easier & efficient for me to buy my wife an iPhone 5 along with me, and for us to use iTunes & our iPad 2's with our Apple TV.
I have no desire to mod the hell out of my electronics. I think at a certain point it becomes more of a hobbyists adventure and interest than a real true useful feature.
This post was edited on 2/15 at 3:04 pm