Originally Posted by Pao
I don't really care about the war, but all devices can do the same things. It's long standing, and to think these newly added features to iOS don't follow that rule is misguided.
There is no war, they both do the same things, pick the machine or UI you like best and go from there, but don't think you're getting a privileged experience others aren't.
While this sentiment is nice
, its also not true. If you want a non-phone pocket device iPod touch your choice (can you really consider Archos 4-3?)
iCloud (free version) will allow you to sync your exact work state. If you edit on your phone, the document state and changes "pushes" to your Mac and all other iOS devices and vice verse. There's no saving of documents on the new iWork apps, it just keeps every change and lets you browse.
What other setup will let you work on a presentation on a desktop and when you call up the app on a tablet or phone lets you work on it in the exact
same state, down to the position of the cursor, object or text selection and all automatically
? IMO, this is 2011 and a "mature" OS landscape so an NEW useful and intuitive feature is a big freeking deal.
iCloud also pattern recognizes your entire library and for ripped and pirated music will give you a new DRM free 256k aac (the best consumer audio rip, imo) copy, so you don't have to upload every song
Since that depended on Apple's strong negotiation, its new data centers, and buckets of cash to record companies... I doubt that "little feature" is coming to other platforms. Google was like efff the record companies, here's our cloud! The fee for that part of iCloud is a reasonable $25 a year.