Apple iOS 7: Android Copycat?

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | ZDNet | June 12, 2013

Summary: Actually, Apple's forthcoming iOS 7 isn't so much an Android clone as it is a mashup of everyone else's mobile operating systems.

Some people think Apple's forthcoming iPhone and iPad operating system iOS 7 is awesome. Others think it's awful. I think it's a derivative copycat not only of Android but of almost every other major mobile operating system out there. 

Let's start with the iOS 7 front-end. To me, it looks like they took Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 (WP8) — don't ask me why Apple used that for inspiration — to produce a flat display with large fonts. Oh wait, didn't I see something like this before in Microsoft's Zune interface? Why, yes, yes I did. Oh well, at least Apple didn't include WP8's annoying tiles.