1. JaySeeDoubleYou's Avatar
    So, you know it'll NEVER happen. You even know WHY it'd never work. You're not actually suggesting Apple do this, but dangit, you'd love to see Big Fruit pull a Jean Luc Picard and "Make it so" anyway! It's a pipe dream, pure and simple, but one you find particular delicious. Maybe you've made reference to it before in other threads and article comments, or maybe it's so outrageous that you've just kept it all to yourself...

    ....well no longer!!!! Here's your chance to air it out! No pipe dream is too wild! No pipe dream is off limits. No pipe-dream shaming here (and hopefully everyone here will be mature and "un-trolly" enough to keep my promise here), just a chance for all of us to air out our secret hopes and dreams about Apple that we all know would probably be horrible ideas, and never happen!

    So, what's your Apple ecosystem pipe-dream?

    Cheers!!!
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    03-12-2016 11:25 PM
  2. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I'm tired of all the Apple sissy colors of pastels and rainbows with a flat look. Never cared for all that ever since it began in iOS 7. Bring back the iOS 6 look with iOS 9 features. I like textures and shadows. And bring back the font of 4 years ago.
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    03-13-2016 12:07 AM
  3. Spencerdl's Avatar
    My wish/want/need/request list:
    1. Put a custom weather set on the lock screen.
    2. Remove that ugly shaded home screen dock.
    3. Change fonts.
    4. Change icons.
    5. Total animated wallpapers.
    6. Smaller top bezel/border.
    7. Black face on all color iPhones
    8. Remove antenna lines.
    9. Move power button.
    10. Diamond cut edges like on the 5/5s.

    That's it for now, but I'm sure I missed some.
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    03-13-2016 05:19 AM
  4. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    2. Remove that ugly shaded home screen dock.
    Saw that coming from you a mile away!
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    03-13-2016 07:59 AM
  5. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    I'd like a smaller bezel, and I'm sure we will see that in September.
    And PLEASE don't bring back felt and textures regardless of what @ledsteplin says. That whole style was SO outdated even before they got rid of it in iOS 7. 😜
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    03-13-2016 08:01 AM
  6. Wotchered's Avatar
    I'm with ledsteplin, don't like pastel bland, or a font that's so weak it can hardly stand up !
    03-13-2016 08:20 AM
  7. JaySeeDoubleYou's Avatar
    Okay, so I'm sure I'll think of others as well, but here's the one that inspired the creation of the thread:

    I'm glad Apple ditched the "one size fits all" approach to the iPhone a few years back, and I'm glad that it appears there will be yet a third size soon. But my wild pipe dream is to see this concept taken to the extreme:

    Every size denomination in 0.5" increments starting at the original iPhone's 3.5" screen, and going all the way up to a monster 6.5"! Talk about a size for everyone!!! And if we REALLY wanted to go nuts (this just occurred to me while I was typing), we could even throw in the x.2" and y.7" sizes, though even in wild pipe-dream extremism world, that still seems like it might be a bit much.

    Cheers!
    03-13-2016 08:51 AM
  8. JaySeeDoubleYou's Avatar
    I know at least two reasons why it'd never work: a) the big one is it'd fragment the market too much and the individual models wouldn't be able to sell enough to be profitable. And b) developers would have to test the apps to make sure they will work well on all the various screen sizes, as I would think there'd be at least three or four different resolutions in play across the spread, and if there are any differences in internals between them like there are in the current models, then software development costs go through the roof making sure everything plays nice on all models.

    Plus, marketing / product naming would be nuts, consumers might be even more scared off by the change than drawn to it, and then can you imagine how chaotic and cluttered that'd make the sales floor layout at the Apple Store?

    So, I know. It'll never happen. And it'd probably be TERRIBLE for the company. And I know that what Apple is already doing is already a tamer, saner version of my idea, and probably already pushed to the furthest extreme that the market will support with the addition of the 5se. I'm just saying it'd be nice is all....oh, and I'd probably go for the 6". :-)
    03-13-2016 08:52 AM
  9. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I'd like a smaller bezel, and I'm sure we will see that in September.
    And PLEASE don't bring back felt and textures regardless of what @ledsteplin says. That whole style was SO outdated even before they got rid of it in iOS 7.
    I'm not saying exactly like iOS 6, but along the same lines. I hate the flat look. It's cold with no character at all. Looks too much like Windows. LOL they could have modernized the 6 look to make everyone happy. I'm not alone with this. Many still like iOS 6 better.
    My iPhone 5 shortly before iOS 7 ruined it!
    03-13-2016 12:04 PM
  10. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    I'm not saying exactly like iOS 6, but along the same lines. I hate the flat look. It's cold with no character at all. Looks too much like Windows. LOL they could have modernized the 6 look to make everyone happy. I'm not alone with this. Many still like iOS 6 better.
    My iPhone 5 shortly before iOS 7 ruined it!
    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2016...9f2da34ff1.jpg
    I was just giving you a hard time, as usual. Everyone has different tastes and obviously there are people like me who like the minimalist look. I find that it's easier to concentrate on what is on the screen.
    03-13-2016 12:07 PM
  11. MooMooPrincess's Avatar
    Not have their 48tb lacie at 4600 buckaroos
    03-13-2016 12:26 PM
  12. firedept10's Avatar
    I'd like to see OS X on the iPhone. And a few GB RAM for it to operate smoothly. Same for the iPad.
    03-13-2016 03:23 PM
  13. robertk328's Avatar
    I'd like a smaller bezel, and I'm sure we will see that in September.
    And PLEASE don't bring back felt and textures regardless of what @ledsteplin says. That whole style was SO outdated even before they got rid of it in iOS 7.
    He'd bring back black and white TV if he could!
    03-13-2016 04:25 PM
  14. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    He'd bring back black and white TV if he could!
    03-13-2016 10:14 PM
  15. as4life's Avatar
    Removable battery and micro as slot
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    03-14-2016 10:18 AM
  16. DLieSaS's Avatar
    Reasonably priced accessories would be great – but I wouldn't hold my breath…
    03-14-2016 12:17 PM
  17. Sherry_B's Avatar
    I'm tired of all the Apple sissy colors of pastels and rainbows with a flat look. Never cared for all that ever since it began in iOS 7. Bring back the iOS 6 look with iOS 9 features. I like textures and shadows. And bring back the font of 4 years ago.
    But, but, but.... I like pastels.

    Got any old screenshots of what it is you miss? I'm new to iPhones, so I've no clue what it use to look like.

    Edit: I love the glass button icons showing in the image you posted.
    03-14-2016 02:52 PM
  18. tsparks1's Avatar
    Reasonably priced accessories would be great – but I wouldn't hold my breath…
    Great idea. Not the holding your breath part, but the reasonably priced accessories. That is truly a pipedream though.
    03-14-2016 02:57 PM
  19. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    But, but, but.... I like pastels.

    Got any old screenshots of what it is you miss? I'm new to iPhones, so I've no clue what it use to look like.

    Edit: I love the glass button icons showing in the image you posted.
    Scroll back up. My iPhone 5 on iOS 6. The icons are a little different. Easier to see. Many things like the font on the calendar app got harder to see. Also with iOS 7, the whole system got a brighter white that I don't like. Many things became low contrast and difficult to see and read. Text looks washed out.
    03-14-2016 03:19 PM
  20. katesbb's Avatar
    A lighted ring around the Home button that pulses whenever there are lock screen notifications waiting, reminding me that I need to press it.

    And yes, a Settings option to disable it for those who hate it.
    03-14-2016 03:34 PM
  21. Sherry_B's Avatar
    Scroll back up. My iPhone 5 on iOS 6. The icons are a little different. Easier to see. Many things like the font on the calendar app got harder to see. Also with iOS 7, the whole system got a brighter white that I don't like. Many things became low contrast and difficult to see and read. Text looks washed out.

    I see what you're saying now. I do somewhat agree, too. I didn't see it before because I shiny'd on the glass icons lol.

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    Things I'd like to see, but know it'll never happen;

    1: Option to remove battery icon and only show battery percentage.
    2: App drawer.
    3: Contact avatars IN text messages.
    4: Read receipts for non iMessage messages.
    5: Ability to remove carrier name from the status bar.
    6: A muted sound icon on the status bar when the phone is in mute mode
    Last edited by Sherry_B; 03-14-2016 at 03:56 PM.
    03-14-2016 03:45 PM
  22. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I see what you're saying now. I do somewhat agree, too. I didn't see it before because I shiny'd on the glass icons lol.

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    Things I'd like to see, but know it'll never happen;

    1: Option to remove battery icon and only show battery percentage.
    2: App drawer.
    3: Contact avatars IN text messages.
    4: Read receipts for non iMessage messages.
    5: Ability to remove carrier name from the status bar.
    6: A muted sound icon on the status bar when the phone is in mute mode
    App drawer? Why? We have the purchased list in the App Store and folders on the screen. What purpose for an app drawer?
    03-14-2016 04:00 PM
  23. maxys123's Avatar
    I wish they would fix the notification screen. Its confusing and pretty darn useless
    03-14-2016 04:11 PM
  24. Spencerdl's Avatar
    App drawer? Why? We have the purchased list in the App Store and folders on the screen. What purpose for an app drawer?
    Because that's Sherry's "pipe dream", just like yours is old style icons. Everyone doesn't want the same thing. Take a look at the thread title.
    03-14-2016 04:18 PM
  25. Sherry_B's Avatar
    App drawer? Why? We have the purchased list in the App Store and folders on the screen. What purpose for an app drawer?
    To get those god awful folders off my screen. I want one screen with nothing but icons on the doc. The clutter of icons or folders drives me absolutely crazy. Even on my dual monitor setup for my PC, no screen icons. None on my laptop either. Hate em. I don't like clutter.
    03-14-2016 04:20 PM
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