1. BLiNK's Avatar
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    iPhone 4 won't get the new turn-by-turn features in iOS 6, just like it didn't get Siri. But it's still for sale, and so is the iPhone 3GS. Is Apple committing the Android sin of fragmentation, and will users rebel?
    Way down in the fine print about Apple's upcoming iOS 6, you'll find a little note that says new features like Flyover and turn-by-turn directions are only available on the iPhone 4S, or the iPad 2 or higher.
    A note immediately below that says Siri is only available on the iPhone 4S or third-generation iPad.
    Since the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and iPad 2 are all actively for sale and still being marketed by Apple, I have to wonder: is Apple on the road to fragmenting the iOS experience? Could there come a future when not only do certain Apple apps and services run on some devices and not on others, but when this problem will start to plague third-party developers, as well? And even if app incompatibilities don't result, is Apple risking Android levels of user confusion as it continues to withhold features from its legacy -- but still for sale -- hardware?
    This latest slight, keeping turn-by-turn directions off iPhone 4, is especially enraging. It was bad that the iPhone 4 didn't get Siri, much worse that it got no speech to text at all -- not even the little microphone on the keyboard that all Android phones, even the most basic, have. But to withhold turn-by-turn from the iPhone 4 isn't just fragmentation: it's deliberate, aggressive, and abusive forced upgrade behavior.
    Sure, the original iPhone 4 is fully two years old -- the 4GB GSM version. You could argue it's just time for folks to upgrade (I'm not a fan of that argument, personally, since it's wasteful if the device works fine, and financially unfeasible for many). But that phone didn't become available on CDMA carriers until February 2011, so some Verizon owners have had it for less than 18 months. The white model didn't come out until April 2011, so fashionistas have had it for barely over a year. And the 8GB model came out in October 2011. That device is less than a year old, and in Apple's OS terms, it's so obsolete it doesn't get speech to text or turn by turn navigation, which have, for the past few years, been the two strongest arguments for getting an Android phone over an iPhone.

    Stare lovingly at these helpful directions, iPhone 4 owners. It's Apple's way or the lost highway.
    To address, up front, the inevitable argument that the iPhone 4 may not be "capable" of handling turn-by-turn directions (or speech-to-text functionality, for that matter), I will point you not only to any number of midrange Android smart phones (like the same era LG Enlighten) that support both features. I will also point you to any number of iPhone GPS navigation apps that provide turn-by-turn, including the now free MapQuest and the very robust TomTom app, which has been around since the iPhone 3G. And then I will point you to a similar number of voice control apps, like Vlingo. (And in so doing, will solve your problems, too, but that's not the point!)
    I'm quite certain the iPhone 4 can handle turn-by-turn and speech functionality. I'm equally certain that Apple kept it out on purpose, and it's not to help out app developers, it's to sell more newer phones, at a clip so fast it makes your head spin. It's a cycle that far outpaces most users' mobile contracts and certainly their wallets. An iPhone is a premium device, and users have a right to expect its features to keep pace with the competition for longer than eight months (in the case of the 8GB iPhone 4).
    And Apple now has three versions of the iPhone for sale, each with a different feature set, not to mention three versions of the iPad, each with its own selection of omissions. That's an unusually complicated product scheme for Apple, and customers getting a free 3GS offer or now discounted iPhone 4 are in for a rude surprise when they find that their legacy Apple hardware can't do things that have been baked into every Android phone for years.
    please tell me you just copied and pasted all of this lol
    06-13-2012 01:25 AM
  2. Randy b's Avatar
    Lol yep I did from cnet this sucks
    06-13-2012 01:31 AM
  3. Shooter03's Avatar
    in the Settings > Sounds Menu you can now set pre determined vibrations or Custom

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    no haptic keyboard feedback that i know of
    been there since ios 5
    06-13-2012 02:57 AM
  4. LCW's Avatar
    Don't know if it's been mentioned but you don't get kicked out of the app store when downloading anymore and you don't have to keep entering your password either when updating apps... App and iTunes stores all new as well...
    06-13-2012 08:13 AM
  5. LCW's Avatar
    i've noticed it only works as advertised when the device is in sleep mode. if i am using the device, even with DND on, everything comes thru like normal

    bug or that's the way it is supposed to work?
    Ah good point... I didn't try or think of that...
    06-13-2012 08:15 AM
  6. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    been there since ios 5
    Not pre determined vibration. Nor custom.
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    06-13-2012 10:29 AM
  7. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Noticed that now when a song is playing, pressing any of the volume buttons lights up the screen.
    06-13-2012 10:32 AM
  8. kshen1's Avatar
    Noticed that now when a song is playing, pressing any of the volume buttons lights up the screen.
    Hate that -.- I wish it would stay off
    06-13-2012 11:57 AM
  9. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Hate that -.- I wish it would stay off
    I agree..........
    06-13-2012 12:53 PM
  10. Craig's Avatar
    Don't know if it's been mentioned but you don't get kicked out of the app store when downloading anymore and you don't have to keep entering your password either when updating apps... App and iTunes stores all new as well...
    I also noticed when updating apps in bulk, once done the phone shows an OPEN button next to the apps in case you wish to open the new update(s).
    06-13-2012 03:55 PM
  11. mfm77's Avatar
    Has anyone doing the beta testing detected the introduction of distribution lists in Mail? That's a feature SORELY lacking, IMHO. But hey, they finally wised up and introduced multiple signatures - only took...how long??
    06-13-2012 06:12 PM
  12. mfm77's Avatar
    Oh, and another question while I'm at it - we can attach photos to emails, but what about attaching documents? Again, it seems so routine...
    06-13-2012 06:19 PM
  13. ghostface147's Avatar
    Oh, and another question while I'm at it - we can attach photos to emails, but what about attaching documents? Again, it seems so routine...
    Well there is no access to the file system, that's the biggest part. You can attach multimedia, but only if it's in the camera roll or photo library. AFAIK, you can't access a third party's multimedia library. To attach documents, they'd have to create a documents library somewhere. It sounds easy of course, but who knows how that would affect iOS. Would it interfere with the other apps who keep their information in a folder called documents already (which they all do)? Neither you nor I know how the iOS subsystem works. Probably easier said than done.

    The way I would visualize it happening from a UI perspective is similar to how it functions now in beta 1. Instead of choosing select pictures/videos, change it to select item. Takes you to another small sub-menu asking documents or photos/videos and then go from there. Or maybe in the subject line they can add an attachment icon.
    06-13-2012 06:43 PM
  14. Roose00's Avatar
    I can't believe they don't have something as simple as toggles yet.

    Can you turn off vibration for alarms even if vibrate is still globally on??
    06-13-2012 06:52 PM
  15. BLiNK's Avatar
    Can you turn off vibration for alarms even if vibrate is still globally on??
    i am not seeing that option
    06-13-2012 08:44 PM
  16. taylorz_412's Avatar
    What's up with the different status bar in the settings app, I'm not a fan I like the classic grey with blue signal bars and the colored battery


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    06-13-2012 09:22 PM
  17. Dryland's Avatar
    What's up with the different status bar in the settings app, I'm not a fan I like the classic grey with blue signal bars and the colored battery


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    The status bar changes colors based on the top navigation bar of the app. For example, Crunchyroll's navigation bar is orange and the status bar is orange. I kinda dig it... kinda... still on the fence. But it's a new look.
    06-13-2012 09:26 PM
  18. taylorz_412's Avatar
    The status bar changes colors based on the top navigation bar of the app. For example, Crunchyroll's navigation bar is orange and the status bar is orange. I kinda dig it... kinda... still on the fence. But it's a new look.
    Attachment 16573 this is my favorite I love the look of it not really a fan of anything else but the black and white when on the home screen


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    06-13-2012 09:36 PM
  19. Dryland's Avatar
    So I was wrong. This works with some apps and not others. Looks like it needs to be a basic navigation bar.

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    06-13-2012 09:55 PM
  20. Brad_Linder's Avatar
    Have they added the feature to hide the stock apps yet? Apps like Stocks, Weather, Compass, etc? It drives me crazy. Especially Newsstand!!! All those apps I never use.
    06-14-2012 02:05 AM
  21. icebox93's Avatar
    Not pre determined vibration. Nor custom.
    Ios 5 has 5 stock vibration patterns and has custom ones as well. They are in settings / sounds / vibration patterns, all the way at the bottom of the screen. I am using a custpm vibration pattern on 5.1.1 for phone calls. Now I'm jailbroken, but i don't believe I've installed anything that added the ability to make custom vibration. Especially because my screen looks just like the screenshot minus the new stock patterns.
    Last edited by icebox93; 06-14-2012 at 03:18 AM.
    06-14-2012 03:13 AM
  22. icebox93's Avatar
    The keynote specified that ios6 will have pull to refresh mail. Is this also the case in safari? On cydia both have been available for sometime. I use the safari tweak far more than the mail tweak and would find it strange if they haven't put that in.

    Thanks.
    06-14-2012 03:17 AM
  23. BLiNK's Avatar
    Have they added the feature to hide the stock apps yet? Apps like Stocks, Weather, Compass, etc? It drives me crazy. Especially Newsstand!!! All those apps I never use.
    if you mean "hide" as in completely remove from the springboard, no. and probably never will tbh. everything is the same regarding this matter and they all can be pseudo hidden in folders except Newsstand

    you mean you do not use it??
    06-14-2012 04:05 AM
  24. BLiNK's Avatar
    Ios 5 has 5 stock vibration patterns and has custom ones as well. They are in settings / sounds / vibration patterns, all the way at the bottom of the screen. I am using a custpm vibration pattern on 5.1.1 for phone calls. Now I'm jailbroken, but i don't believe I've installed anything that added the ability to make custom vibration. Especially because my screen looks just like the screenshot minus the new stock patterns.
    this is different and can be achieved with SMS/MMS, Email (individual accounts if desired) just verified this and you cannot do individual accounts, Voicemail, Calendar, Reminders etc

    in other words it's not the same as iOS 5.x.x
    Last edited by BLiNK; 06-14-2012 at 09:13 AM. Reason: verified info
    06-14-2012 04:11 AM
  25. BLiNK's Avatar
    The keynote specified that ios6 will have pull to refresh mail. Is this also the case in safari? On cydia both have been available for sometime. I use the safari tweak far more than the mail tweak and would find it strange if they haven't put that in.

    Thanks.
    so far you cannot Pull to Refresh Safari. i too thought it would be more useful there than Mail. fingers crossed for Safari too but i doubt it
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    06-14-2012 04:15 AM
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