Enough with the widgets!
so you did not get them, again. great. you know what to do, jailbreak. i highly doubt that is at the top of Apple's list or ever will be.. is it really that important?? if so, go to android. if it wasn't this it'd be something else, FFS
so far i have been very pleased with iOS 5 and this is only a beta
dear lord, am i becoming a fanboy??
- 06-08-2011, 07:22 AM #2
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- 06-08-2011, 10:09 AM #5
I didn't like the battery drain I experienced on android with widgets, I was kind of excited to see how apple would implement something like that, although the way weather and stocks appear in the notification drawer may hint to future 3rd party offerings.
- 06-08-2011, 10:42 AM #6
- 06-08-2011, 03:25 PM #7
If anyone is becoming a fanboy it's me. I really want to make the switch but with no mention of new hardware I'm sort of stuck. I could break my two year but I just became a sprint premier customer. I fell like I have been sucked in to the world of android
Anyway. Widgets are not bad. I mean if anyone could do them right it will be apple.
- 06-08-2011, 03:34 PM #8
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- 06-08-2011, 07:07 PM #10
I love widgets, shouldn't have to JB for them either, and JB widgets will never be nearly as good as ones designed from the ground up by Apple for the OS because companies like ESPN and Pandora aren't going to make them for their apps unless the OS is capable out of the box.
I have the feeling if Apple had put widgets into iOS 5 everyone here saying they don't want them or hate them would be singing a different tune. The grid of dead icons has become old and boring, widgets are a great way to access info quick, or do things like skip through songs without having to find an app and go into it. This is another area Apple has fallen way behind, we shouldn't have to wait another year or two for this simple addition all other smartphones have. And guess what? If you don't like widgets, you don't have to use them! Just like you do not have to use the new notification system, you can turn it off and keep getting those intrusive pop-ups in your face all day if you wish.
It's all about options, and some of you seem to believe only what you want matters, pretty childish..
- 06-08-2011, 08:01 PM #11
Widgets were invented by the devil to slowly drive us to suicide, or at least me. When I had an HTC Desire HD for a couple of weeks, they used to drive me insane. Swiping between homescreens all the time to find the right widget... And all the screen real estate they took up!
- 06-08-2011, 09:20 PM #12
Besides if Apple did come out with them I bet you would be saying its the best thing since sliced bread.,
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- 06-08-2011, 09:44 PM #14
But anyway, no need to be upset, I'm sure BLiNK was talking about the people raging that despite all we're getting with iOS 5, because it doesn't have widgets it's still crap and way behind... And there are lots of people ignorantly saying this. It's enough to drive anyone nuts lol
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- 06-08-2011, 10:34 PM #15
The huge, massive difference between what I'm saying here, and certain others, is that I'm asking for more features, a choice, how is that bad? While others are proclaiming that because they personally don't like a certain feature, everyone who wants it should "shut up", or "go buy an Android". This is a discussion board, and I don't think we have to agree with everything Apple does, if we did, iOS 5 would have the same features as iOS 1 with some bug fixes.
I also know that when or if Apple gives us widgets in iOS they'll do em better than anyone else, and everyone will love them. And like everything else Apple does, they'll be optional, so those that don't like widgets, don't have to use em.
Choice is good.
- 06-08-2011, 10:55 PM #16
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- 06-08-2011, 11:38 PM #18
My point is that this year's update was amazing and if you still only have negative things to say, you're probably not going to be impressed by anything apple does. Even if Apple did introduce widgets, the next big thing would be people kvetching about removable storage or about live wallpapers.
If you are sick of iOS and you think it's boring, it would be faster and more beneficial for you in the long run to switch to android. By switching to android you get all these features you apparently can't live without, and you also will get even more new, poorly implemented features with every update. If that's your thing then just go ahead and switch because you're going to be waiting another 5 years for apple to fulfill all of your needs so you can finally stop being frustrated with your phone.
- 06-08-2011, 11:39 PM #19
I wouldn't put it past Apple to put in Widgets later (I personally think it'd be sweet to see them function like Dashboard on Macs - then those who hate them can forget they exist LOL), but I think putting them into this iOS might make it even more overwhelming to the average person, and might put them off.
Just my 2¢!
- 06-09-2011, 12:49 AM #20
- 06-09-2011, 12:51 AM #21
i wasn't aiming at anyone in particular. in fact, at the time, i just got done reading someone's rant on their blog about how iOS will be nothing until they implement widgets
of course the poor guy got flamed like no other..
just curious, when you guys say if anyone can do them right it would be Apple; is this assuming they will figure out how to stop uneccessary battery drains? 'cause we all know people would want S. Jobs head on a platter if they put widgets in iOS 6 at the expense of battery performance
- 06-09-2011, 08:37 AM #23