BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins said that while Apple is a “design icon”, its operating system needs updating
BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins has criticised Apple’s operating system, saying it is outdated.
Speaking to an Australian publication, Heins said that while Apple has done a “fantastic job” in bringing touch screen devices to market, its interface, iOS, is five years old.
His comments come a week after Apple CEO Tim Cook defended iOS, saying it still has the ability to “create magic.”
Heins also said BlackBerry is in discussions with Instagram and Netflix to get the applications available on its new operating system, BlackBerry 10.
Around 70,000 apps are currently available on the BlackBerry Z10, although Heins said the company expects around 100,000 to be available for the US launch later this year.
Heins said: “Apple did a fantastic job in bringing touch devices to market. They did a fantastic job in bringing touch devices to market. They did a fantastic job with the user interface, they are a design icon.
“The user interface on the iPhone, with all due respect for what this invention was all about, is now five years old.”