- 05-28-2011, 08:01 PM #2
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- 05-29-2011, 09:40 AM #7iMore Intermediate
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- 06-01-2011, 11:36 PM #8
- 06-02-2011, 12:19 PM #9
- 06-02-2011, 12:22 PM #10
I like the idea of widgets, but I see more of live icons before Apple impliments full on widgets. For example, the weather icon will display a true temperature and weather icon. But we will see on Monday. I am excited to see if they will allow more customization. I do like the streamlined and simplistic feel of iOS, but it does get boring after a while.
The only fear I have with widgets is battery life. I love how I can make it easily through a day if not two. With my Android phones with a bunch of widgets, I can watch the battery tick away. I guess time will tell.
- 06-02-2011, 02:06 PM #11
- 06-03-2011, 05:51 AM #12
The way I see it. You don't have to have the widgets if you don't want to. Apple can allow app developers to have widgets as an add on for their program, either bundled in or maybe even an in-app purchase. I like them on my EVO as I can have a quick glance at my information. Allowing the user to choose what their phone will look like will be a huge hit for iphone users.
- 06-03-2011, 10:09 AM #13
You can make your homescreens widget whores or choose to revert to the "classic" grid of apps.
My feeling is that the widgets will not be like Android's widgets. I think the iOS 5 widgets will not be able to be placed on the homescreens or anything like that. It's gonna be implemented in a totally different way. Which will result in a huge outcry that iOS 5 has dropped the ball on the widgets. I kinda expect the same with the notification system. In fact, I would not be surprised if there was no change to the notification system.
- 06-03-2011, 10:19 AM #14
- 06-03-2011, 10:31 AM #15
I agree, Apple needs to do something Revolutionary to stay ahead of android. There are a lot of pros from a usability standpoint in which android is superior to ios. However, their largest opportunity is developer accountability especially when it comes to power management and stability. I so look forward to apples ability to take a idea and make it function properly and magically.
- 06-03-2011, 01:01 PM #16
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- 06-04-2011, 09:46 AM #19iMore Intermediate
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I am very excited about the announcements and what they will be. I really believe that a new notification is a must. Apple would be shooting themselves in the foot if they don't offer a new notification system. We will see and then hear Steve Jobs say " and one more thing ".......
- 06-04-2011, 03:30 PM #20