Is BlackBerry picking for a fight with Apple?

The sentiments of BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins has become the featured subject of discussions and debates online, with many just wondering what Apple has to say over the matter.

As reported in a feature published by the Financial Review, Heins is noted to share his views on the interface of the iOS mobile operating system, saying that it could do with a facelift.

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“History repeats itself again, I guess. The rate of innovation is so high in our industry that if you don’t innovate at that speed, you can be replace pretty quickly. The user interface on the iPhone, with all due respect for what this invention was all about, is now five years old,” shares Heins.

A retrospective look at the iPhone’s history would reveal that Heins does have a point, with the first iPhone’s user interface still being reflected in the current line of iOS mobile operating systems.

But while Heins sentiments does raises valid points, the response of his sentiments had been met with mixed emotions, with many seeing the truth in his words, but not thoroughly convinced that he, considering that the new BlackBerry 10 mobile platform hasn’t exactly redefined mobile OS standards since it was unveiled, is in the right position to say so.

Though everyone is entitle to his or her own opinion, even the most loyal of iOS users would have to admit that Henis has a point.

But just how deep a point does the BlackBerry CEO have in sharing it, given that BlackBerry does have its own vested interests as one of Apple’s competitors.

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