View Poll Results: Are you expecting a complete UI overhaul when the 4.0 software is released?
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Yes - I'm getting bored...
No - if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
iPhone OS 4.0 - Complete UI Overhaul?
Fact - The iPhone is two years old. Do you think by the time the 4.0 software is released the user interface (UI) will be in need of a complete overhaul? Or are you perfectly content on having the same old look on your phone?
Yes, I am well aware of winterboard and jailbreaking but the overhaul I am expecting is well past anything winterboard will allow you to do.
- 08-07-2009, 12:55 PM #2
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- 08-07-2009, 02:36 PM #6iPhone Newbie
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two years, 5 iphone OS devices, countless firmware updates, yet the same basic ui and homescreen...its frking awesome how we can access everything with literally one tap but i wish apple would change it up cuz im getting bored of it...and yes we DEFINITELY need customization options...i would like it but i dont see it anytime soon tho
- 08-07-2009, 02:40 PM #7iPhone Newbie
- 45 Posts
One thing that I'd like to see is a setting to name your various screens and then a checkmark interface to assign the various apps to that screen. So if you named the home Home you would then have a list of all the apps and put a mark next to all the apps you want on home. Then if you name the second screen Games, you could check all the games for that. That way you have one screen to rearrange apps. Current system is a pain.
- 08-07-2009, 05:52 PM #8
- 08-07-2009, 07:41 PM #9
- 08-07-2009, 10:07 PM #10
- 08-07-2009, 11:07 PM #12
i don't think a complete overhaul is in order but def. some tweaks like allow themes or even minor tweaks to interface, allow us to delete that damn stocks application haah.
and i would like to see it refreshed i would love to see an interface like that on leopard with the dock the way it is. (i know there are jailbreak themes) but to be able to really make it a mini mac would be awesome.
i guess i just really want more options to configure the device without jailbreaking.
- 08-08-2009, 10:19 AM #13
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- 08-09-2009, 01:04 AM #15
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- 08-09-2009, 10:00 AM #17
I absolutely don't mind relearning. I want an active homescreen more similar to a desktop OS, or Android.
I am not the kind of person who has their desktop covered with icons, I hide them and I access programs from the start menu.
I think that not having apps on the home screen doesn't make it any harder to access them. We have spotlight now .. Put the search bar on the top of the main home screen and you can tap it to bring up the keyboard, that would be good.
- 08-09-2009, 11:38 PM #18
- 08-10-2009, 12:37 PM #19iPhone Nanite
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I dont' know if i'm "expecting" anything, but now that push notifications are live. Apple really needs to do something about the stupid blue box badge as notifications. Swallow your pride and take a hint from the Pre. If i get a text, an email (which doesn't give you any notification unless you unlock), twitter push, and an IM sent to my phone all before i get a chance to unlock, i want to see on the unlock screen everything in que. Especially with twitter push, since it can only push every 2 minutes or so, if i get multiple tweets i can only see the last one since any new push notification obliterates the last.
- 08-10-2009, 12:47 PM #20
you will never see a complete overhaul. the basic interface design was done once they opened up the APIs to developers
they can't change the icon size without breaking existing icons. they can't change the transparency without breaking programs. they can't change the resolution without breaking programs.
most of all, you train users to get used to icons in certain places, certain colors, etc. they can't change this without annoying > 95% of their users.
the same old basic UI will be around for years. Apple spent years designing it, they're not just going to throw it out.
Last edited by Jeremy Sikora; 08-10-2009 at 01:01 PM.
- 08-25-2009, 05:17 PM #22
I'd just like to be able to change my themes. If they sold them in the app store I'd buy them. That was part of the allure of jailbreaking to me because it's one thing to have the same model phone as everyone else but another thing to turn on the screen and be like "whoa" that looks nice! I do like the flow of the UI so I don't want that to change but I'm sure if Apple decides to change whatever I trust it will look nice. Function nice, who knows...
- 09-02-2009, 11:33 AM #23
Jeremy hit the nail with this thread. The current UI looks already dated when compared with the latest builds of WebOS, Android/Sense UI from HTC, and specially MAEMO 5 on the Nokia n900
Mind you, the 3GS has more or less the same powerfull hardware that is inside the n900.
Current springboard looks too much static, notifications system suck (if youŽll have plenty of push notification enabled apps youŽll quickly see that), not to mention lack of themes, multitasking.
What i expect:
New notification system
Limited multitasking - control is specially required for low memory devices pre-
Coverflow for app switching
Some sort of widgets: live weather and live time icons, etc
Display of information on lockscreen (PIM, etc)
The competition is improving, big time, so Apple canŽt afford to remain static. Fact is, right now, the iPhone UI has lost itŽs tech edge...
Last edited by antonioj; 09-02-2009 at 11:36 AM.
- 09-02-2009, 01:26 PM #25