why couldn't iphone 5/io6 deliver????
Before I get bashed here we are an apple house - iPhones, iPads, ATV, MacBook so I love the ecosystem but I was really hoping to get some basic features I had from my Android I gave up 3 years ago to move to iPhone. The new 5 looks great, no issues but I was hoping for more from iOS 6 or at least stop blocking some basic app development. The things I wish for: better keyboard w/ better spell check (see Swiftkey), a calendar that utilizes categories (i.e. work mtg, personal mtg, phone call, etc) from exchange (touchdown email), Separate signatures (one for work, one for personal, one for whatever?) why only 1 option built into email - the apps that allow this are not integrated well. please for the love of god, why can't I lock certain folders or apps (so when my kids are playing on my phone or pad I don't have to worry they will stumble onto my Facebook or email - I want to lock them!!), that leads me to why am I capped on how many apps can fit in a folder??? I like less clutter, so instead of 1 folder w/ all my kids games in it I have to have 4...makes NO sense...
Are these things too crazy to expect? Seem pretty basic, would I like widgets...yes, but they say it causes battery drain so I can accept that answer...the above, no logical reasons why not
Just venting I guess but also if anyone knows of apps (w/out jailbreaking) that will enable the above please let me know....I search often but never find solutions.....oh how I wish os6 was going to address these...
- 09-13-2012, 09:34 AM #2
Why can't these redundant threads stop?
Just out of curiosity...is there a reason why you want to avoid jailbreaking your iPhone to easily achieve some of the obstacles you're describing? I'm guessing some of them are probably fixable without a jailbreak, but i know ALL of them are fixable (for free mind you) with a jailbreak.
Last edited by SeanHRCC; 09-13-2012 at 09:37 AM.
I guess the redundent threads could stop, probably an easy fix - after I wrote the 1st one I realized this section seems to get a lot more activity so I re-posted. It did get a response quicker here so in a sense it worked...
I don't believe any of these items can be fixed without jailbreaking (except it appears ios6 will allow multiple email sigs).
Why won't I jailbreak, I guess I follow the rules by nature...same reason I pay for songs, tv shows and movies via itunes. I know there are bit torrents out there that do the same things for free but I don't need the hassles....Plus I am not very technical and although it seems easy enough to jailbreak I don't want to risk messing it up and then Apple not supporting it....Make sense? I usually upgrade to the latest ios when they come out, doesn't that mess up with a jailbroken phone? Those are the types of concerns I have...
- 09-13-2012, 09:52 AM #4
- 09-13-2012, 09:58 AM #5
The idea that a jailbreak is some how "wrong" still baffles me, but i can understand why a person would think so, there's a weird (and frankly inaccurate) stigma around jailbreaking, perhaps its the name, or the old association it has as being something only app pirates and hackers do. I bet if they renamed it, it'd lose some of that "danger" factor related to it.
- 09-13-2012, 10:01 AM #6
thanks Fausty, I caught that after my post....very happy about that! I guess my request just seem so simple and basic as I had them over 3 yrs ago with another phone. I'm not asking for NFC, etc....just some basic business rich features. As I said I am not bashing it....this is the 1st phone I had for over 2 years since I could remember....when I was on blackberry I switch for every latest version and same w/ android phones....it's actually nice not having to pay retail for once! I am sure I'll get the 5 once it's out and about (pre-order not needed for me) but I just want Swiftkey type keyboard, lock some folders, etc..
- 09-13-2012, 10:09 AM #8
thanks sean...i'll look into how to jailbreak my current iphone and see how it goes and then hopefully do the same w/ the new one. Any chance you know of a calendar program that allows categories? I use these for work religiously and it would be great to fix that.
- 09-13-2012, 10:46 AM #10
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- 09-13-2012, 12:59 PM #12