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    Default Re: Thoughts on a revamped UI for iOS 7???

    Or you know they could make the battery bigger. I mean it doesn't have to be super thin, add another 1 mm and make the battery larger. iPhone battery is already tiny as it is.
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    Default Thoughts on a revamped UI for iOS 7???

    You do know that there are other platforms offering what you want. I know these threads are merely chit chat but it seems like you will be better off switching to a platform already offering this.

    About increasing the size of the battery... Not going to do to much good. Just have a look at the various Android users complaining about battery life.

    I think Apple can utilise the lock screen and spotlight for info at a glance. As far as I'm concerned live icons is just plain down stupid and would more than likely drive me away from an otherwise gorgeous experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Angelo_Campher View Post
    You do know that there are other platforms offering what you want. I know these threads are merely chit chat but it seems like you will be better off switching to a platform already offering this.

    About increasing the size of the battery... Not going to do to much good. Just have a look at the various Android users complaining about battery life.
    Look at the various iPhone users complaining about the battery as well. It goes both ways here. I am not saying I am looking at switching platforms. This is a chit chat thread and I will voice my opinion. Get used to it. kthxbye
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostface147 View Post
    Look at the various iPhone users complaining about the battery as well. It goes both ways here. I am not saying I am looking at switching platforms. This is a chit chat thread and I will voice my opinion. Get used to it. kthxbye
    I have no problem with chit chat but when you start your initial argument with "It does need to be updated." Then it comes across like the OS is not good enough. If that is the case then it's time to move on to a OS that does all these wonderful things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Angelo_Campher View Post
    I have no problem with chit chat but when you start your initial argument with "It does need to be updated." Then it comes across like the OS is not good enough. If that is the case then it's time to move on to a OS that does all these wonderful things.
    Waaaah. No one said it wasn't good enough, but the reality is simple. Yes it works, but it DOES need to be updated, not just a garbage iOS 5 to 6 type update. Think more of 2 to 3. That was a leap in usability. Apple needs to really get their act together from an iOS standpoint. They are just doing incremental updates and only adding silly things, while laying groundwork for future things (passbook). File system access would be great for a document type repository for attachments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Angelo_Campher View Post
    You do know that there are other platforms offering what you want. I know these threads are merely chit chat but it seems like you will be better off switching to a platform already offering this.

    About increasing the size of the battery... Not going to do to much good. Just have a look at the various Android users complaining about battery life.

    I think Apple can utilise the lock screen and spotlight for info at a glance. As far as I'm concerned live icons is just plain down stupid and would more than likely drive me away from an otherwise gorgeous experience.
    Except look at phones like the note or razr maxx which are only slightly thicker than e iPhone yet have a battery more than 2x that of the iPhone. Larger battery would help, saying it won't do anything is crazy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Premium1 View Post
    Except look at phones like the note or razr maxx which are only slightly thicker than e iPhone yet have a battery more than 2x that of the iPhone. Larger battery would help, saying it won't do anything is crazy.
    You have to look at it in context. Both the Note and the Razr Maxx have far larger footprints. How are you going to fit batteries that size in the iPhone 5?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Angelo_Campher View Post
    You have to look at it in context. Both the Note and the Razr Maxx have far larger footprints. How are you going to fit batteries that size in the iPhone 5?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Angelo_Campher View Post
    You have to look at it in context. Both the Note and the Razr Maxx have far larger footprints. How are you going to fit batteries that size in the iPhone 5?
    Look a the actual battery and you will see it isn't much larger that it couldn't fit in iPhone size. Especially the notes battery it's not like the battery takes up even a majority of the phone. I mean if you are ok with subpar battery life then ok.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Premium1 View Post
    Look a the actual battery and you will see it isn't much larger that it couldn't fit in iPhone size. Especially the notes battery it's not like the battery takes up even a majority of the phone. I mean if you are ok with subpar battery life then ok.
    This is getting crazy... Don't you think that Apple would have put in 3300 mAh if they could? Or are they persisting with the 1400 mAh battery out of spite?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Angelo_Campher View Post
    This is getting crazy... Don't you think that Apple would have put in 3300 mAh if they could? Or are they persisting with the 1400 mAh battery out of spite?
    If anyone can do it apple would be the one. Plus I never said they need a battery that large for IOS a 2000mah battery would probably be plenty but I'm sure they could stick a larger battery in the relative same size as the current iPhone. Even if they had to make it a mm or so thicker
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    I'm sure hoping they tone down some of the harsher skeuomorphic design elements. I don't mind some skeuomorphism, as it can be a nice way to make it more obvious how to use touch interfaces (by providing context from the real world) while adding visual flair, but some of the current design just goes too far. I'm thinking of game center as the worst offender here. So many ugly "natural" textures and wood elements that look like they were pulled straight out of 1998. And I'd like to see the textile background in notification center toned down as well. It's cool that they want to show off the retina display with detailed textures, but it all becomes too distracting from the content that actually matters... subtlety is good
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    I love iPhone but I use Nexus 4 too, just because iOS is boring, been using it for 6 years now and I need a change on UI. Change something make it different add widgets on other screen before search.

    I really don't want to see same old UI again, Android is good it's almost there with Quad core CPU and 1.5GHz clock speed, but still it's not up to mark, it's sluggish and slow when you are inside an app.

    Please Apple change it or 7th edition will be really boring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by greeniemax View Post
    I love iPhone but I use Nexus 4 too, just because iOS is boring, been using it for 6 years now and I need a change on UI. Change something make it different add widgets on other screen before search.

    I really don't want to see same old UI again, Android is good it's almost there with Quad core CPU and 1.5GHz clock speed, but still it's not up to mark, it's sluggish and slow when you are inside an app.

    Please Apple change it or 7th edition will be really boring.
    Not even widgets but how about the ability to be able to place an app anywhere on the screen rather than in the next slot on the grid. I mean little things like that would be a nice addition and wouldnt take away from the core "it just works" idea
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    Default Thoughts on a revamped UI for iOS 7???

    It's going to remain a screen with rows of icons. Apple may add in more function to the icons, but the overall design won't, and doesn't need to, change. I think that the native apps will all see some shifts away from skeumorphism to a more digitized look. But overall, no drastic changes in function. I think they have some big new features and apps planned for iOS 7, though.
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    Better use of the notification center would be nice. Shortcuts to settings and a widget API for devs to add widgets to the pull-down.
    A little bit more customization option would be nice too, but I could live without it if we got some updates to the notification center.
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    Default Re: Thoughts on a revamped UI for iOS 7???

    Quote Originally Posted by jclisenby View Post
    It's going to remain a screen with rows of icons. Apple may add in more function to the icons, but the overall design won't, and doesn't need to, change. I think that the native apps will all see some shifts away from skeumorphism to a more digitized look. But overall, no drastic changes in function. I think they have some big new features and apps planned for iOS 7, though.
    it can remain a screen of icons but you should still be able to place them anywhere and not be locked into placing them in order. It's not that hard to change and would still allow apple to keep their "boring row of icons" while giving the users more options.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Premium1 View Post
    it can remain a screen of icons but you should still be able to place them anywhere and not be locked into placing them in order. It's not that hard to change and would still allow apple to keep their "boring row of icons" while giving the users more options.
    I just don't see Apple doing that. That's one of the things they attack Android for. Keeping it simple is the strategy. Allowing widgets and all over the place icons makes things difficult and takes away from the experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jclisenby View Post
    I just don't see Apple doing that. That's one of the things they attack Android for. Keeping it simple is the strategy. Allowing widgets and all over the place icons makes things difficult and takes away from the experience.
    How does having the icons start at top and be able to put a row above where the 4 on the bottom currently are make it difficult? I never said add widgets, but if you honestly think that by allowing icons anywhere other than in order like it is now is confusing, then i don't know what to tell you...
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    My thought on it is that Apple made minor changes to all parts of the iPhone 5 to make it better ( and yes it wasn't major but lets face it the 5 does what it does great ) ... and honestly before you need good software you need good hardware. so with all of that I think iOS7 will have an ease of use with tweaks done to every part of the OS like they did with the 5 or at least most of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jclisenby View Post
    I just don't see Apple doing that. That's one of the things they attack Android for. Keeping it simple is the strategy. Allowing widgets and all over the place icons makes things difficult and takes away from the experience.
    "The experience" needs to change then. It may be great for guys like you (and no insult intended here) - that relish the comfort of the familiar, but the o/s needs to change for those want more dynamism from a home screen or lock screen.

    The challenge for Apple is to bring freshness to the o/s while retaining some familiarity. It's not going to happen overnight with everyone waking up to radical, wholesale changes, but in increments. iOS 7 won't be the breakthrough everyone is hoping for, but iOS 8 might.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor Blackwell View Post
    My thought on it is that Apple made minor changes to all parts of the iPhone 5 to make it better ( and yes it wasn't major but lets face it the 5 does what it does great ) ... and honestly before you need good software you need good hardware. so with all of that I think iOS7 will have an ease of use with tweaks done to every part of the OS like they did with the 5 or at least most of them.
    Well every other year is directed towards more software(4s) where as the 5 was aimed more at hardware so I could see what you are saying happening when they release a 5s and unveil IOS7
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bold_until_Hybrid_Comes View Post
    I believe the whole OS needs a revamped. UI. I personally believe people have started to grow tired of the same old in and out mentality.
    Is there a chance you've actually used iOS so you can accurately judge it's need for a revamp?
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    I do think iOS UI does need its share of polish. I am sometimes amazed at how many steps are needed to make a simple action. I'll use notification settings for an app.

    1. Close app
    2. Open settings
    3. Open notifications
    4. Scroll down to find the app you want and select it.
    5. Choose notification option
    6. Close settings or double tap home button
    7 reopen app either from screen or from multi task menu.

    Why not just let every app have access to notifications options either by setting it without ever leaving the app (preferred method) or being able to shortcut right to its page in the notifications options. They could even add a return to app button so you can instantly go back to the app.

    These types of simple UI changes can really make the OS more powerful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by redbeard View Post
    Yes, it's past due, if it doesn't come for iOS 7 well then I don't know what to say..

    Still plenty of tweaks they can make they can "borrow" from Cydia and Android..

    Mind boggling that we still don't have quick reply for texts..
    Borrow from Cydia and Android, I actually call it stealing, copying or theft given Apple's penchant for suing anyone who looks remotely like them turn about is fair play.
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