The three functions I really wish they had added
I don't understand why they didn't add the following:
First: Why can't there be an option to close all apps or to select the apps you want to close as opposed to having to close them one by one?
Second: Why does it have to be so hard to turn on/off Bluetooth and WiFi? I leave my WiFi on all the time, but I only turn my bluetooth on when I am driving and it is so time consuming to get to it in the settings. I was lucky enough to find an app that I can click on from the home screen before Apple removed it, but it isn't always accurate and I have to go into settings and connect sometimes.
Third: Why are we limited to only 12 apps in a folder?
I could care less about NFC, Widgets and live backgrounds. I want functionality.
- 09-18-2012, 10:49 PM #2
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you might want to get one of those DROIDS if you want to do all of that you might have out grown it looking for how to turn on bluetooth in the menus as to making a huge widget sitting on your home screen that you can tap. maybe its time to move on or test the waters i did and i find myself right back or do the jailbreak i personally think the phone is set up great as it is there are options out there
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- 09-18-2012, 11:48 PM #8
read the CNET review in the link below and it was talked about during the event
iPhone 5 Meta-Review: A Better iPhone In Every Way
Secondly, the screen size lengthening is subtle: but, like the Retina Display, you're going to have a hard time going back once you've used it. The extra space adds a lot to document viewing areas above the keyboard, landscape-oriented video playback (larger size and less letterboxing), and home-page organizing (an extra row of icons/folders). Who knows what game developers will dream up, but odds are that extra space on the sides in landscape mode will be handily used by virtual buttons and controls.
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- 09-19-2012, 12:14 AM #12iMore Intermediate
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I agree with the Bluetooth and wifi on/off switch. My iPhone 4 is currently jail broken and I have it so you just swipe down notification center and it's located on top and I can turn it on or off there and it's so easy because I only turn Bluetooth on when I link it to my car and I sometimes then wifi off while on campus because my schools wifi is usually pretty slow and 3G is faster; I will definitely miss that feature
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- 09-19-2012, 08:03 AM #15
the only function I really wish they had added is the text re-flow in safari. very often i come across a webpage where the text is so small that I have to strain my eyes to read it even in the landscape mode, And this really really lame "reader" feature just needs to go. I don't care about all other things mentioned here, i just need a normal text re-flow One would think it would be a common sense to have this feature since the first iPhone and yet its the iPhone 5 and it is still not there. I just don't get it, is it so hard to add this functionality?
Now about other things available for jailbroken iphones, this is BS. not all people know how to jailbreak their phones and there are millions of them who will never jailbreak it. Not mention that you have to wait for jailbreak for hell knows how long before you can even do that. text re-flow is not even available in jailbreak. things like that should be in the OS out of the box,.
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- 09-19-2012, 09:54 AM #21
Now, as to whether or not jailbreaking introduces issues, yes, it can, but that's a whole different discussion for a different thread.
Back on topic, for sure OP's 1st issue (closing multiple/all open apps) does require jailbreak. The 2nd one (toggling Bluetooth), as has been mentioned already, is addressed in iOS 6. The 3rd item may/may not be addressed... but if it is, it will require new hardware (iPhone 5)... otherwise, JB is the only way to solve it.
- 09-19-2012, 10:13 AM #22
Apple specifically points out that it MAY void the warranty, but that comes with the inclusion that that "may" references damage done by tweaking things that would cause irreversible issues to the software (and you know when you're messing with stuff in that realm, you can't do it by accident)...or something maliciously designed to make the hardware fail (something designed to push the processor to overheat and possibly damage the internals).
The act of jailbreaking your iPhone does not void the warranty...nor can it be traced if you are the paranoid type and want to remove the jailbreak in case you need warranty work.
Basically, the things that WOULD void your warranty are things you would unquestionably know are voiding your warranty (or potentially could) while you're doing them, i would hazard to say that 80% of the jailbreak modifications do not fall into this category.
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Also, I'm perfectly aware of the reversal process and there is no need to call me dumb (I may be even smarter that you) My point is that while the iPhone in itself is a very good quality built device the operating system lacks some very important features which they still wouldn't add up to now. And there shouldn't be a need to resort to hacking your device and endangering your warranty just to obtain these features. That's all.
- 09-19-2012, 10:59 AM #25
To you there may not be a need to hack an iPhone, but to thousands of others, myself included, there is. Apple is content to keep giving us the same garden to play in with each iPhone release. Jailbreak allows users to open the gate and go play in someone else's garden.