- 07-10-2012, 02:47 PM #26
- 07-10-2012, 03:33 PM #27
- 07-10-2012, 04:31 PM #28
Similar situation with SMS: instead of having a bunch of unread but unwanted messages waiting for me in my messages app, BiteSMS lets me mark them as read AND reply to them from the lockscreen, as the arrive. Want to check the weather? On the lockscreen. Reply to a Twitter mention? Lockscreen. So for me it's really about directing/controlling the flow of information more than replicating every function of a bunch of other apps. For instance, I use it to quickly reply to Twitter mentions, but if I want to reply to an email I'll still unlock and use the mail app. Regardless of how far they've come, our phones and our computers are still very different devices in terms of how we use them.
- 07-11-2012, 09:51 AM #29
- 07-11-2012, 10:57 AM #30
- 07-11-2012, 01:54 PM #31
- 07-11-2012, 02:09 PM #32
- 07-11-2012, 08:56 PM #33
The lockscreen really isn't meant to be looked at if you really want to know. That's why the time is so big. usually people just check it for the time and to see if they have notifications. That's it. Now could apple do some cleaning up and get rid of the gloss? Of course. But I don't see anything too drastic in the future for the lockscreen.
- 07-11-2012, 08:56 PM #34
- 07-11-2012, 09:55 PM #35iPhone Newbie
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Like it or leave it.
I like my iPhone for what it is. I figure if you are bored with it then go buy something else. I feel if you have to jailbreak your iPhone then you evidently are not happy with the iphone, so you may as well go buy an android based phone. An iPhone is beautiful and simple to use. You don't have to worry if your phone will get the latest iOS updates, it just happens without fuss. No spam ware and no carrier crap slowing your phone down. There's an app in the store that will fill almost any need. Everything just works!
- 07-11-2012, 10:02 PM #36
- 07-11-2012, 10:32 PM #37
- 07-11-2012, 10:39 PM #38
- 07-11-2012, 11:08 PM #39
- 07-12-2012, 05:33 AM #40
+ 1 on the last two.
Never had anything before iPhone, no mp3, no i-pod, no old flip handset, nothing. Loved it at first touch. Handled many since (I work in electronics now), Android (Samsung SII, SIII, Nexus, HTC One, etc.), RIM, and I hate the feel of all of them. Like someone said to me, "more open, more features-a-plenty, but somehow with the feel of a beta tester device". Nothing remotely close to the polish of the iPhone. Yeah, the SIII is so great, the screen is so big, and it stays lit when it sees your face... Oooooooh... but did you see just how much a simple text window looks F****** UGLY on this phone?! Cluttered... Cluttered is the word. Yet they're not bad phones, Android, Samsung especially... A different look, for different users and tastes... but as they are now, each of the 1000 of them, none could single-handedly win the market like any iPhone does. Android gets market because there are plenty of them... Samsung gets market because they themselves release kind of a 100 different handsets per year... That's just the plain and painful truth.
Never was so interested in latest technology before my first iPhone (3GS), nor would I follow any thread about any of it, and I never really even bothered to play with those kind of things. Bought iPhone 4 three months after 3GS... Subscribed here and else... Following iPhone 5 news madly...
Bottom line : I LOVE the darn thing. And I jailbreak it... myself. You'd told me I'd do that two years ago and I would have laugh in your face. Not that it is that hard, but then again, I would never have known... Yet here I am.
Also, I don't like those "you should have bought something else" comments, for the same reasons. You simply can't always know everything about what you're buying. And even knowingly, one can choose to buy it no matter what, exactly for the same "love at first feel" I experienced. And then express the regret of not having some functionality, that would make it perfect for them. This is a forum about iPhone, is it?
I do not agree that they are as perfect as they can be when they are stock. On the other hand, I can't say that every jailbroken app, tweak, theme, utility, is working just as fine (many not at all) as Apple would make it... yet they made mistakes, Apple, too. Obviously, those who curse jailbreaking never used something like SBSettings, nor had the malicious pleasure to replace their carrier name with something like "Suckers" (or worse) to vent off some anger. And then have Bart Simpson skating as a carrier. It's just plain fun... and useful. Did you know, you the "stock Apple" lovers AND jailbreaking haters, that with a jailbroken iPhone you can use FaceTime over 3G, and download anything you want no matter the 20MB filesize restriction? That's just one of the stupid stock restriction that jailbreak makes up for. And, surprise, surprise, iOS 6 will finally allow FaceTime to work over 3G... Don't tell me they had the idea themselves. Please, do not think jailbreakers and developers are a bunch of pathetic teenagers who endanger your devices with pirating tools offering unfinished, clumsy functionnality. Get infos, and you'll see... Apple takes a lot of clues in jailbroken apps for their firmware updates. Even Android does, in order to beat Apple with the unsastisfied users a jailbreaking market suggest... SIII has something like SBSettings integrated to it, yet not as complete. But the truth, like someone said here, is that jailbreakers love their i-Device just as much as any other user.
As for my reply to the OP, I do agree that Apple is missing something, about letting the user personalize his device. A kind of "Live Animate Notification Center" on Lockscreen could be something great if made by Apple, just like many other ideas people often express in thread like this. I agree with the idea that a lockscreen is basically a LOCKscreen, and I do like it as simple as possible, with a little esthetic touch up, and not displaying infos I don't need. But then again, my taste is not for everyone, and Apple should aknowledge the user desires a little more than they do, and implement some way to personalize a great couple if things. Without drifting into beta tester Android devices. Still, that's not the Apple way, is it? I wouldn't count on it.
Meanwhile, you can simply jailbreak and change the one or two things you'd like to improve, and leave everything else untouched... But trust me, you'll go back for more and more!
- 07-12-2012, 05:41 AM #41
- 07-12-2012, 07:15 AM #42
- 07-12-2012, 08:48 AM #43
- 07-12-2012, 09:17 AM #44
I'm confused by this whole thread. Isn't the purpose of the lock screen to protect your data, email, messages, etc? If that is true (and it most definitely is true for me), why would you want to put all that "stuff" that you want/need to keep private on the lock screen anyway?
There are posts throughout this forum from people asking how to lock down photos, messages, etc for whatever personal reasons the OPs have... and yet, here we're told that the lock screen is boring because all it displays is a clock and a button for the camera.
As far as I am concerned, the lock screen is perfect. It's supposed to be boring so as to not broadcast stuff I choose not to broadcast.
Jailbreak it and put all your "stuff" on the lock screen for you and the world to see. Or install apps to never allow the lock screen to kick in. It doesn't matter to me. The current lock screen serves the function that is perfect for me - to lock my screen and hide my personal data.
To each, his/her own.
Last edited by Fausty82; 07-12-2012 at 10:54 AM.
- 07-12-2012, 10:40 AM #45
in the end i do not want to have to depend on jailbreaking my device due to the FACT that it is so inconsistent with new firmware updates. seriously, waiting a month or two or three for an Untethered jailbreak is a little ridiculous. i like giving the latest and greatest firmware a go as soon as it comes out (or before ) NOT wait..
just to be clear i am not against jailbreaking at all. i have been with the iPhone for almost 4 years now and probably have been collectively jailbroken for most of it. i go back & forth all of the time
- 07-12-2012, 11:34 AM #46
- 07-12-2012, 01:21 PM #47
Now if someone wants to know the current weather at the Corn Patch on Hee Haw, they're in luck.
- 07-12-2012, 03:23 PM #48
- 07-12-2012, 03:49 PM #49
Thanks for replying, I was worrying about being a tourist here! Feel less like a dork now...
Think you're quite right about inconsistencies in jailbreak... though there are some invaluable things too that makes up for it. It was easy to see your point and your stance by the way, you did not have to "make yourself clear" at all. My mind is made up quite like yours... When I'll buy the next iPhone, no matter how quick the 6.0 jailbreak is, I'm gonna wait and enjoy it stock for a while. I'll miss my folder enhancer and gridlock (my homescreen rocks IMHO), but I'll make do. Half of the retina themes right now don't even work on 5.1.1, so what if there's a new resolution out there? It'll take a year before Cydia replenishes. And I'll still have my iPhone 4 anyway, so I'll be able to follow things and play around a little.
Hey... if this post is again registered as Guest, and my personal info doesn't display, can someone tell me what I'm doing wrong here?
- 07-12-2012, 04:46 PM #50
now, i am just more interested in making a great system even better (FullScreen for Safari, ScreenDimmer etc..) and gotta have my music tweaks (NowListening, Activator and Pandora Downloader)
as far as your iMore account i have no idea what is going on. just recently i have noticed the Guests accounts so that is new to me. and FYI Mods/Admin this place has been a mess on a mobile browser. there already is a thread regarding this: http://forums.imore.com/imore-lounge...not-guest.html - hope you guys get it sorted soon!