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Microsoft: 'iPhone 4 might be Apple's Vista'

iPhone 4 is like Vista
iPhone 4 is like Vista

Microsoft has labelled the iPhone 4 'like Vista', comparing it to one of the most derided operating systems in the company's history.

Microsoft's COO Kevin Turner said in a keynote speech at the software giant's Worldwide Developer Conference that he was 'okay' with the publicised iPhone 4 issues and that this snafu might help Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 launch.

"It looks like the iPhone 4 might be their Vista, and I'm okay with that," said Turner, according to Computer World.

"One of the things I want to make sure you know today is that you're going to be able to use a Windows Phone 7 and not have to worry about how you're holding it to make a phone call."

Ready for the reboot

Microsoft is set to reboot its mobile operating system in October this year, with new devices from HTC, Samsung and LG all being given a big marketing push by the Redmond brand.

Turner is still hopeful that this new build can turn things around for Microsoft, as the company has a history of poor mobile operating systems that valued function well ahead of form:

"We're back in the game. And this game is not over."

From Computer World

Gareth Beavis

Global Editor-in-Chief

Gareth has been part of the consumer technology world in a career spanning three decades. He started life as a staff writer on the fledgling TechRadar, and has grown with the site (primarily as phones, tablets and wearables editor) until becoming Global Editor in Chief in 2018. Gareth has written over 4,000 articles for TechRadar, has contributed expert insight to a number of other publications, chaired panels on zeitgeist technologies, presented at the Gadget Show Live as well as representing the brand on TV and radio for multiple channels including Sky, BBC, ITV and Al-Jazeera. Passionate about fitness, he can bore anyone rigid about stress management, sleep tracking, heart rate variance as well as bemoaning something about the latest iPhone, Galaxy or OLED TV.