Apple adds new iTunes info pop-up tabs... that look just like Android Market

Apple adds new iTunes info pop-up tabs... that look just like Android Market

Apple has snuck a couple of new features into their apps pages in iTunes, specifically an information popup with tabbed content remarkably similar to how Google presents Android Market details. We know that in the past Android has been accused of copying Apple, but like Notification Center this time it looks like Apple is the one caught with their fingers in the copy jar.

The iTunes pop-up windows are activated by a new information icon which will appear when hovering over an app icon. The purpose of this is to make things easier -- the information appears right in front of you now without having to click through and load a new page. Movies and TV shows are also getting in on the action, although they'll have a play button to preview a clip of the video instead.

Source: MacRumors; @sdw

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Apple adds new iTunes info pop-up tabs... that look just like Android Market


I'll have to get into iTunes and check this out, but it appears to be a convenient feature that may be quite handy and time saving. I like!

It's almost as silly as some of Apple's lawsuits against some other companies. All in the name of innovation of course!
Still, it's a nice feature and I will try it out too.

I don't think this is just about the tabs, it's the facts that they've exactly copied the non-standard diagonal tabs which they would never normally use, and especially strange that they've used them for the exact same feature.

i think it's funny to watch people try to find something to complain about. your comparing apples to oranges here. find some real news to write about please.

Here is how technology companies and other companies operate, ready?
Find something the competitor does better then copy it.
End of lesson.

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