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6.0
cass cass

This review is based on my experience with an iPad and some limited experience with iPhones and iPods. Of all the mobile OSes out there, I think this is the most stable. I do get a few 3rd party app crashes here and there, but I rarely ever come across the device freezing, which is something I...

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7.0
cjtylr cjtylr

iOS is just... simple. There are a bunch of apps, but no interconnectivity between them, and no real customization. It's a very closed system - everything is controlled by Apple... which is okay at sometimes, and bad at others. There seems to be an overall lack of community innovation. That's...

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9.0
d0mth0ma5 d0mth0ma5

Apple has created a beautiful walled garden for its users to play in, and as it continue to grow so will their customer base.

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10
rob335 rob335

This is the best iOS, with so many features, some of which are sadly not available on some devices. To name a few, there is multitasking on certain devices, the iPhones 3Gs and 4, the latest generation of iPod Touch. Also, there is background wallpapers, only available to the previous devices....

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8.0
hyperhack hyperhack

I'm running iOS on my 32g black wifi iPad 2.I love the iPad and the only downside is the lack of openness. I'm crossing my fingers and waiting patiently for a jailbreak to hit the net, then i will be absolutely content with my iPad. It has a beautiful design and a simple but fantastic interface....

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8.0
Paulrbarr Paulrbarr

Good and bad but have to admit I love it, I professionally support Blackberry, Android and Apple devices. I know what I like and I like what I know. Platfo may be closed but have managed to do everything I need of a smartphone and more without resorting to jail breaking

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8.0
Spartan117 Spartan117

I have an iphone 4 so i use iOS everyday, but it's starting to annoy me that i'm hardly able to customize anything and that it's perhaps too simple, i want something between iOS and Android in complexity. Also notifications are still really bad and i really want live widgets. But at the end of...

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6.0
migo migo

A lot of people like to claim that iOS has a great, intuitive design and interface. That's simply not true. These same people like to claim that iOS has a lot of great apps, that's simply true. Let's start by looking at the first point. The lock screen is stupid. iOS devices use capacitive...

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9.0
GeekOfComedy GeekOfComedy

Each iOS gets better and I like the airplay technology which I work into my life all the time with the AppleTV and so forth. I love the Mobile hotspot feature and that how your iPad can share your iPhone 4's GPS position.

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9.0
shawnppickett shawnppickett

I briefly had an Ipod touch that my sister gave me when she switched to an Iphone (my brother inherited it from me when I got an Android phone). It worked and worked well, I just didn't care for it much personally, I like being able to get in and tweak things a bit more. The keyboard didn't do...

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