1. smoledman's Avatar
    features iOS 5 has that WP7.5 doesn't:

    WiFi sync, DLNA mirroring, real accessibility baked. Those are really the big ones, not as much as I thought was missing. Hopefully Apollo address all of this and more.
    05-03-2012 08:43 PM
  2. ninjaap's Avatar
    We have Wireless sync via WiFi.

    What is "real accessibility baked"?
    05-03-2012 08:46 PM
  3. smoledman's Avatar
    We have Wireless sync via WiFi.

    What is "real accessibility baked"?
    I can sync my Zune music collection wirelessly? How? Regarding accessibility - look at the iOS 5 page on that:

    Apple - Accessibility - iPhone - Vision
    05-03-2012 08:48 PM
  4. ninjaap's Avatar
    I can sync my Zune music collection wirelessly? How? Regarding accessibility - look at the iOS 5 page on that:

    Apple - Accessibility - iPhone - Vision
    zune/settings/phone/wireless sync
    05-03-2012 09:31 PM
  5. jimski's Avatar
    Live Tiles. Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn integration. Visual Voicemail. XBox Connector. LTE. SkyDrive.

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    05-03-2012 09:32 PM
  6. xalasten's Avatar
    Not bad overall. The voice over option would be great for those that need it but I like what we do have that ios does not have like what was listed above.
    05-03-2012 09:47 PM
  7. jimski's Avatar
    Btw, did not intend to throw the list in anyone's face. Point is, every OS has its features. Wouldn't call things that you can't find on an OS a deficiency. Fords don't have OnStar. Great feature, but not a big deal.

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    05-03-2012 10:00 PM
  8. eric12341's Avatar
    Things WP can do that iOS can't (rolls out long scroll):

    -Facebook,FB chat,twitter,LinkedIn integration
    - ability to easily switch between mobile and desktop site redirections
    -built in functionality of barcode,QR scanner,translator,music tagging.
    - local scout functionality without an app.
    -web browser that doesn't crash
    -ability to stream music right from main music player
    -office /SkyDrive functionality

    I can go on and on, nice try tho.
    05-03-2012 11:12 PM
  9. KingCrimson's Avatar
    zune/settings/phone/wireless sync
    Nope, apparently it has to be plugged into power AND Zune will decide in it's own good time WHEN the sync happens, not right away!
    05-04-2012 12:15 AM
  10. ninjaap's Avatar
    Nope, apparently it has to be plugged into power AND Zune will decide in it's own good time WHEN the sync happens, not right away!
    Needs to be plugged in so WiFi doesn't disconnect when phone is idle.
    05-04-2012 12:51 AM
  11. KingCrimson's Avatar
    Needs to be plugged in so WiFi doesn't disconnect when phone is idle.
    That doesn't sound very "magical" to me.
    05-04-2012 01:04 AM
  12. J4rrod's Avatar
    You can wirelessly sync. Yeah you have to initially plug it in and set it up, but after that, wireless sync away :)

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    05-04-2012 01:23 AM
  13. KingCrimson's Avatar
    You can wirelessly sync. Yeah you have to initially plug it in and set it up, but after that, wireless sync away :)

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    No you still have to plug it in to AC power.
    05-04-2012 01:33 AM
  14. ogeneo's Avatar
    Things WP can do that iOS can't (rolls out long scroll):

    -Facebook,FB chat,twitter,LinkedIn integration
    - ability to easily switch between mobile and desktop site redirections
    -built in functionality of barcode,QR scanner,translator,music tagging.
    - local scout functionality without an app.
    -web browser that doesn't crash
    -ability to stream music right from main music player
    -office /SkyDrive functionality

    I can go on and on, nice try tho.
    It goes both ways...

    iMessage
    SMS Sounds/tones by contact
    Bold/Italic/Underline formatting in email app
    Dictionary
    Voice Recorder
    Adjustable font sizes in apps (SMS for example)
    Rotation Lock
    AirPlay & AirPrint
    Vibration patterns by contact
    Equalizer for music app
    Battery % in status bar
    Built in Video Chat (no 3rd party app needed)
    Text expansion (type ttyl and it expands to "talk to you later")
    HDR Camera
    WiFi Sync
    Charge while powered off
    WiFi Backup/Restore
    Siri
    Location based reminders
    App Folders
    Universal Search
    PhotoStream (full sized images transferred to Desktop, as opposed to SkyDrive reduced size)
    Notification Center (Toast notifications cannot be retrieved)
    Send Video over MMS
    WiFi while device is asleep (in area with no data, miss SMS/email messages)
    Answer a call by swipe, not swipe and hit small button)
    Recover deleted visual voice mail messages
    Send vCard
    Reader app in browser (Removes ads and just shows text)
    Reading List (Syncs with Safari desktop, like Readitlater)
    OTA OS Updates
    Screenshot capability
    Static IP on WiFI
    Repeating missed SMS reminders
    Desktop Bookmark sync (no 3rd party app)
    64GB Onboard storage ('nuff said)
    Retina Display
    3rd party peripheral support = iPhone by a HUGE margin
    App Store vs. Windows Marketplace? No contest...


    While these are 3rd party apps, they are pretty key to my daily workflow:
    • Background Skype
    • A real Dropbox app
    • SugarSync app (SkyDrive cannot sync folders outside it's workspace)
    • A current version of Angry Birds :)
    • Slacker in background
    Last edited by ogeneo; 05-04-2012 at 02:35 AM.
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    05-04-2012 02:04 AM
  15. KingCrimson's Avatar
    Another big missing feature from WP7.5 is system-wide dictionary.
    05-04-2012 02:09 AM
  16. alpinestars1z's Avatar
    Needs to be plugged in so WiFi doesn't disconnect when phone is idle.
    That doesn't sound very "magical" to me.
    Umm... doesn't iOS require your device to be plugged in too for wireless sync?
    05-04-2012 02:19 AM
  17. ogeneo's Avatar
    Umm... doesn't iOS require your device to be plugged in too for wireless sync?
    No.. you can invoke a sync manually real easily. When the phone is plugged it, it will sync on it's own.
    05-04-2012 02:28 AM
  18. alpinestars1z's Avatar
    No.. you can invoke a sync manually real easily. When the phone is plugged it, it will sync on it's own.
    Yeah, I knew that. But he was talking about magical, so I thought he was referring to background wireless syncing, not manual wireless syncing. What's so magical about it if you have to sync it yourself? :P
    05-04-2012 02:37 AM
  19. ogeneo's Avatar
    Yeah, I knew that. But he was talking about magical, so I thought he was referring to background wireless syncing, not manual wireless syncing. What's so magical about it if you have to sync it yourself? :P
    You don't have to... the vast majority of users charge their phone overnight. iOS syncs (and performs a backup) automatically when it is connected to power, compared to WP7, that is pretty magical.
    05-04-2012 02:53 AM
  20. alpinestars1z's Avatar
    You don't have to... the vast majority of users charge their phone overnight. iOS syncs (and performs a backup) automatically when it is connected to power, compared to WP7, that is pretty magical.
    That was my point, that Zune also syncs over Wi-Fi when you're charging.

    The only difference is iOS 5 allows manual sync without charging, and it can backup wirelessly to iCloud or iTunes.
    05-04-2012 03:01 AM
  21. ogeneo's Avatar
    That was my point, that Zune also syncs over Wi-Fi when you're charging.

    The only difference is iOS 5 allows manual sync without charging, and it can backup wirelessly to iCloud or iTunes.
    Not for Mac users :(

    Also, the bigger issue is backup and without that, WP7.5 is pretty crippled.
    05-04-2012 03:06 AM
  22. alpinestars1z's Avatar
    Not for Mac users :(

    Also, the bigger issue is backup and without that, WP7.5 is pretty crippled.
    Oh yeah, I forgot LOL. And I was running Mac too just a week ago! I guess it's because I never really sync. =/

    Yeah, I guess backup was one of those things that they didn't get around to in time. :(
    05-04-2012 03:10 AM
  23. ninjaap's Avatar
    Nope, apparently it has to be plugged into power AND Zune will decide in it's own good time WHEN the sync happens, not right away!
    That used to be true. I don't know for sure when it changed, but I've noticed that Zune desktop opens up and starts to sync within 15 secs of me plugging in my phone to the wallcharger. I think it started this behavior when we got Mango.
    05-04-2012 11:28 AM
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