Earlier this week, BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins said the pace of mobile innovation has left Apple in the dust, calling its iPhone user interface outdated. Speaking to The Australian Financial Review, Heins said new smartphones like BlackBerry’s Z10 and Samsung’s Galaxy S4 have eclipsed the iPhone: “Apple did a fantastic job in bringing touch devices to market… T
hey did a fantastic job with the user interface, they are a design icon. There is a reason why they were so successful, and we actually have to admit this and respect that. The rate of innovation is so high in our industry that if you don’t innovate at that speed, you can be replaced pretty quickly.
The user interface on the iPhone, with all due respect for what this invention was all about, is now five years old.” – Bright Bright Great as much as we love Apple and their devices totally agree. We’ve actually been saying that the UI has been dated for about 2 years at this point. Both Google (Android) and Microsoft (Windows 8) have far surpassed Apple in terms of UI freshness and usability.