- 04-08-2010, 05:59 PM #51
On a scale of 1-10, this update is a 7. Here is my list of things I am disappointed that weren't addressed:
Notifications - This has to change. I don't like how when a notification pops up, it controls your screen. You can't do anything until you acknowledge it. WebOS has it pretty close to what I find ideal. Android is a little too cluttered.
Calender - Is it really that hard to allow a snooze function in reminders? You can snooze the alarm clock, so why not the calender? The framework obviously is there.
SMS - While I saw an in app sms update, a universal quick reply would be much appreciated.
File system - An iPod has a rudimentary one, so why not the iPhone?
Lock screen - A waste of space if you ask me. How many emails do I have? Messages? Calender events?
BTW, the new calculator icon is horrible.
Other than what was listed above, this is a quality update and I am excited to update my phone when the time comes.
- 04-08-2010, 06:11 PM #52
- 04-08-2010, 06:20 PM #53
- 04-08-2010, 06:27 PM #54
- 04-08-2010, 06:39 PM #55
Things I Am Liking about OS 4.0
Well I have been playing around with OS 4.0 for a while and there is a list I have come up with of things I like.
Things I Have Used and Liked
- More customization. Sure, it is only the wallpaper, but it really makes a difference
- Stacks / Folder. Whatever you want to call them, They have reduced my iPhone to 2 screens, and that is awesome
- Snappiness. On my 3GS everything seems to be a lot snappier.
- Refreshing animations. New animations are added when switching apps and what not.
- New dock.. Nuff said.. it's sweet
- Calculator Icon... it looks cool now
- Unified mailbox... it works as it should.
Things That Haven't Been Tested Yet
- Multitasking. There aren't any third party apps that have the API's in yet, therefore I have not been able to test this with my favourite apps like Slacker, Plants Vs Zombies etc
- Game Centre. I just do not see any games using it yet.
If any of you have been using 4.0 as well please feel free to add to the list.
- 04-08-2010, 06:48 PM #56
It might be boring but I think I am most happy about the folders. Now istead of dedicating one "screen" to a category of apps I can make folders. This will be sweet.
What's the new dock look like? Are there screen shots of this stuff yet in the wild or are those not allowed because of the NDA? (Edit - Just found some over at ilounge, looks slick; [drooling...])
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- 04-08-2010, 07:02 PM #57
I like it all but I really wanted a better notification system. If they just take the one from Android then so beat it. Kind of lame every time I get one and then another before I can check and the first is then gone forever.
Also, I like the calculator icon and the look of the dock from the iPad (guess that's in OS X too).
- 04-08-2010, 07:27 PM #58
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- 04-08-2010, 08:41 PM #61
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- 04-08-2010, 08:43 PM #63
Well, I am satisfied with it. We all complained about multitasking and we got it finally. For me the notifications never really bothered me much. I guess having something more appealing like the android would be pretty cool. One thing I would have been extremely pleased with, is having the icon on the top of your screen of what you have waiting to be opened. I.e. email, texts, etc. I enjoyed having that from JB. I would be really happy to see us be able to invite attendees from our calendar. I used this feature a lot in BB, but it's not the end of the world for me. I just have to remember to do it from my mac when I get home. In app SMS, I definitely hope this is more like reply directly from the app instead of having to close it out and go into messaging. One huge miss for me is the LockScreen. It just made me so much more organized being able to see everything in one screen and WHENEVER I needed it was great. But i'll take what I can get for now, and look forward to June to actually try it out.
On another note, RadioShack has a great Trade in Program that you can take your iphones and use towards new the G4, or for 3g owners towards 3gs! As of right now you can get almost $200 bucks for a 16gb 3g. If you have a 16gb 3GS you can get up to $341!!!! 3g owners should look into if they want to take advantage of the new 4.0, especially if the prices go down for the new iphones launching this summer.
- 04-08-2010, 08:59 PM #64
- 04-08-2010, 09:09 PM #65
- 04-09-2010, 12:48 AM #66
I was happy with the announcement but not ecstatic.
I really wanted to see a change to notifications, maybe a new lock screen/home screen setup, and definitely an Expose like feature that would allow you to see all pages in one view instead of tabbing through or having to use spotlight. I guess folders will solve some of the thumbing through, but we'll see how that works.
I've got 4.0 installed and so far, it seems pretty snappy on my 3GS. We will see how the battery acts the next few days.
- 04-09-2010, 05:50 AM #67
- 04-09-2010, 06:00 AM #68
Yep. That's one of the big ones. People just seem too interested in 1) ignoring that what we saw yesterday was just a preview of OS 4, not the final build, and 2) skipping over the bigger, under-the-hood changes that were touched on yesterday.
What developers are going to be able to do now is exciting with the upcoming release of OS 4, and the future of iPhone development looks to be very, very promising.
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- 04-09-2010, 06:54 AM #69
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- 04-09-2010, 09:14 AM #71
So is there a limit to how many apps can fit in a folder? It kinda sucks if you have to have Game1, Game2, Game3, etc.
I wonder if the zoom on the camera will be implimented ont he 3G?
Guys you have to remember everything will not be fixed with the update because then no one would upgrade after getting the 4th gen iPhone, alot of their employees would be out of jobs, and there would be no buzz around it. You can appreciate something when you know there is still more that needs to be fixed, if it's all fixed at once then it gets old real fast and besides that leaves little room for devs to improve on the OEM design. Thanks for the awesome screens and links. I'm now dying to get this Just wondering how long it will take to JB? I've been hearing Geohot got things figured out so we'll see.
- 04-09-2010, 09:55 AM #72
I get tickled when I read "I have no need for multi-tasking." The issue is not the end user's need but the creative things that the developers can do with the APIs. Skype/VoIP is an example. In this case "multi-tasking" is the ability to receive incoming calls while in another application.
4.0 is going to come with deluge of new apps and new features in old apps.
- 04-09-2010, 10:06 AM #73
- 04-09-2010, 10:17 AM #74
I think what's been shown so far is enough for me to lose my jailbreak. Remember guys, this was just a preview. All functionality and changes have not been shown. Just the big things important to developers.
As far as the people cry-assing over no multi-tasking for 3G users, the phone can't handle it. Doesn't have the power. If you had it, then you'd complain it didn't work as it should.
- 04-09-2010, 12:57 PM #75
OK, so now all the pieces are in place, and I know what I want: the next hardware rev of the phone, and a 64G iPad 3G both running OS 4.x. Glad I didn't upgrade my 3G phone. It's looking like the greatest Christmas ever! By then the kinks should be out of the software, the prices may have dropped, and the duo will more than serve for several years to come. I didn't expect multitasking (and we will be waiting for some time to see the *real* impact on battery life) but I have some confidence they did it right. Heck, I like my 3G phone and think the current iPad 3.2 is pretty cool. Save my pennies, stay on Santa's nice list, and by 12/25 there will be an insanely rich ecosystem I can be in.