1. Eileen89's Avatar
    I used Android for years before I finally got fed up with the lag, restarts, instability and fragmentation and switched to iOS. I never missed the widgets, in fact, I hate widgets, I so much prefer widgets in the notification center because I only see it when I want to see it, not all the time in my face as it is the case with Android.
    Even with the Android OS, one has a choice of whether they want to use widgets or not. I know when I had my Androids in the past, I only kept one or two of them on my first screen.
    08-20-2012 06:32 PM
  2. Avenged110's Avatar
    Seriously, why does the weather app icon always show sunny and 73 degrees? You'd think by now Apple would figure out a way to show live weather info from the home screen icon without having to launch the app itself. A more interactive and visually exciting springboard would be an "awesome" change, but instead we still get "blah."
    I'd rather have a phone that works with a battery that actually lasts all day than some ridiculous and utterly pointless "excitement" added to the springboard. Don't understand people's obsessive need for change there's nothing wrong with the "boring" grid of icons it works, and works well.
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    08-21-2012 12:58 AM
  3. Paradocks's Avatar
    I'd rather have a phone that works with a battery that actually lasts all day than some ridiculous and utterly pointless "excitement" added to the springboard. Don't understand people's obsessive need for change there's nothing wrong with the "boring" grid of icons it works, and works well.
    Do you buy the exact same make, model and color car everytime? Do you wear the exact same clothes every day? Do you eat the exact same food every day? Change is good. Change is the opposite of stale and boring.

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    08-21-2012 07:41 AM
  4. lazaruz's Avatar
    a quick question from a long time lurker-- how stable is io6b4? can i put it on my only iphone and not have it crash?
    08-21-2012 10:03 AM
  5. htabbach's Avatar
    Do you buy the exact same make, model and color car everytime? Do you wear the exact same clothes every day? Do you eat the exact same food every day? Change is good. Change is the opposite of stale and boring.

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    No, we do not buy the same color and make and model of cars because all cars take you from point A to point B. I needed a phone that does what it does well, Android is so fragmented and laggy and unstable, for me, it does not take me from point A to point B as smooth as iOS does.
    08-21-2012 04:17 PM
  6. htabbach's Avatar
    Even with the Android OS, one has a choice of whether they want to use widgets or not. I know when I had my Androids in the past, I only kept one or two of them on my first screen.
    It is true that you can chose to add widgets to your home screen or not, but if you need to use it, it is there in your face all the time. I prefer it on the NC because I only see it when I want to see it and it does not make my home screen busy.
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    08-21-2012 04:19 PM
  7. Eileen89's Avatar
    It is true that you can chose to add widgets to your home screen or not, but if you need to use it, it is there in your face all the time. I prefer it on the NC because I only see it when I want to see it and it does not make my home screen busy.
    If one chooses to use it with Android they do so knowing that it will always be there. I disagree with the fact that it is "always in your face" as you say here, only because with a lot of the newer Android devices you can make the icons any size you want. I always kept the 2 that I used very small. Just enough that I could see them, but they didn't jump off my screen so to speak. To me, having the weather in the notification center is useless as I don't even bother with the notification center anyway, YMMV.
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    08-21-2012 04:36 PM
  8. BLiNK's Avatar
    it amazes me how bad some people insist on having the weather on their LS/HS.. ARE WE meteorologists now???
    08-21-2012 04:46 PM
  9. Eileen89's Avatar
    it amazes me how bad some people insist on having the weather on their LS/HS.. ARE WE meteorologists now???
    Just for the record, I'm not one of these people, as I don't need to see the weather more than once a day. Do we really need to see the temp. going up or down every hour? LOL.
    08-21-2012 04:54 PM
  10. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    it amazes me how bad some people insist on having the weather on their LS/HS.. ARE WE meteorologists now???
    C'mon, Blink. There is absolutely nothing wrong with having or wanting to have weather information on the lock/home screen. To some (me included), it's convenient to simply tap the wake button and see that tidbit of information or to see the temperature badge via the weather app icon on your home screen. There is nothing wrong with that.
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    08-21-2012 05:00 PM
  11. Eileen89's Avatar
    C'mon, Blink. There is absolutely nothing wrong with having or wanting to have weather information on the lock/home screen. To some (me included), it's convenient to simply tap the wake button and see that tidbit of information or to see the temperature badge via the weather app icon on your home screen. There is nothing wrong with that.
    How ofen do you need to see the weather is my question? I get the same info from my fox360 app in the morning, which doesn't change by the end of the day. Maybe things are different where you're at, though.
    08-21-2012 05:10 PM
  12. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    How ofen do you need to see the weather is my question? I get the same info from my fox360 app in the morning, which doesn't change by the end of the day. Maybe things are different where you're at, though.
    How often do I *need* to see it? I don't need to see it at all. Do I want to see it at a glance *when I want to see it*? Most definitely yes!
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    08-21-2012 05:14 PM
  13. Paradocks's Avatar
    The whole point of my original post on this thread was not to compare Android to iOS. The point I was trying to make is that Apple is about ready to release the sixth version of iOS and it STILL looks awfully similar to the first version. It's all based on a grid of mostly static icons. I, for one, cannot comprehend why Apple continues to release basically the same thing over and over again. I thought Apple prided itself on innovation? Why are we still getting stale, stagnant, rehashed and visually uninspiring versions of iOS?

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    08-21-2012 05:17 PM
  14. Garz's Avatar
    The whole point of my original post on this thread was not to compare Android to iOS. The point I was trying to make is that Apple is about ready to release the sixth version of iOS and it STILL looks awfully similar to the first version. It's all based on a grid of mostly static icons. I, for one, cannot comprehend why Apple continues to release basically the same thing over and over again. I thought Apple prided itself on innovation? Why are we still getting stale, stagnant, rehashed and visually uninspiring versions of iOS?

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    If the phones sell better and better every year, does a OS need to be redone? No you make minor UI changes as they did with iOS 6 and add some new features. You change too much and you risk a lot. Apple isn't one of the most valued companies in the world if they didn't know way they were doing.
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    08-21-2012 05:24 PM
  15. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    The whole point of my original post on this thread was not to compare Android to iOS. The point I was trying to make is that Apple is about ready to release the sixth version of iOS and it STILL looks awfully similar to the first version. It's all based on a grid of mostly static icons. I, for one, cannot comprehend why Apple continues to release basically the same thing over and over again. I thought Apple prided itself on innovation? Why are we still getting stale, stagnant, rehashed and visually uninspiring versions of iOS?

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    It can be argued that Apple innovates in regard to hardware as well as making that hardware easy to use. At the same time, they are currently the world's most successful company selling the world's most successful smartphone and it doesn't make business sense to alter the operating system drastically and risk losing the customers who praise the "ease of use" of Apple's devices. Techy types, I *think*, are not Apple's target market and techy types are arguably the primary people pushing for changes in both design and in the operating system, in my opinion.
    08-21-2012 05:26 PM
  16. kch50428's Avatar
    It can be argued that Apple innovates in regard to hardware as well as making that hardware easy to use. At the same time, they are currently the world's most successful company selling the world's most successful smartphone and it doesn't make business sense to alter the operating system drastically and risk losing the customers who praise the "ease of use" of Apple's devices. Techy types, I *think*, are not Apple's target market and techy types are arguably the primary people pushing for changes in both design and in the operating system, in my opinion.
    You are spot on with the bold highlight.
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    08-21-2012 05:30 PM
  17. BLiNK's Avatar
    It can be argued that Apple innovates in regard to hardware as well as making that hardware easy to use. At the same time, they are currently the world's most successful company selling the world's most successful smartphone and it doesn't make business sense to alter the operating system drastically and risk losing the customers who praise the "ease of use" of Apple's devices. Techy types, I *think*, are not Apple's target market and techy types are arguably the primary people pushing for changes in both design and in the operating system, in my opinion.
    agreed. in fact i do not think it is a very good idea for someone (non-techy) who is shopping around for an iPhone to visit places like this

    opinions can be very biased, one way or another
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    08-21-2012 05:34 PM
  18. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    agreed. in fact i do not think it is a very good idea for someone (non-techy) who is shopping around for an iPhone to visit places like this

    opinions can be very biased, one way or another
    Come to think of it, I think I agree, especially if the prospective buyer is not a techie.
    08-21-2012 05:37 PM
  19. Eileen89's Avatar
    agreed. in fact i do not think it is a very good idea for someone (non-techy) who is shopping around for an iPhone to visit places like this

    opinions can be very biased, one way or another
    I don't necessarily agree with this as I feel that it's ok for a person to get info from an Apple and Android forum as long as they understand the features of both OS and at least have some understanding of what their needs are. This way they'll get to see the good and bad points of both OS and hopefully be able to make an informed decision on their own as to which one will work best in their case.


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    08-21-2012 05:50 PM
  20. Fausty82's Avatar
    it amazes me how bad some people insist on having the weather on their LS/HS.. ARE WE meteorologists now???
    When I want to know the weather, I use windows. Or doors. #cornybuttrue
    08-21-2012 06:06 PM
  21. Paradocks's Avatar
    Yes, I consider myself to be a "techie type", mainly cause I like to be able to customize my user experience. I have an Android phone and an iPad 3. The phone satisfies my techie side, but the iPad is, and this is my opinion, BORING to use. People have said that I should jailbreak my iPad, but why do I have to do something "illegal" to enjoy the benefits of being able to customize my iPad? iOS 6 is nowhere near as "awesome" as it could be.

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    08-21-2012 06:17 PM
  22. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Yes, I consider myself to be a "techie type", mainly cause I like to be able to customize my user experience. I have an Android phone and an iPad 3. The phone satisfies my techie side, but the iPad is, and this is my opinion, BORING to use. People have said that I should jailbreak my iPad, but why do I have to do something "illegal" to enjoy the benefits of being able to customize my iPad? iOS 6 is nowhere near as "awesome" as it could be.

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    I understand, my friend. and as for calling the iPad boring, if that is how you feel about it, so be it. I love my iPad and I use it quite a bit, but I don't use it nearly enough as I do my iPhone. Anyway, thanks for the reply and enjoy the rest of your evening.
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    08-21-2012 06:24 PM
  23. htabbach's Avatar
    The whole point of my original post on this thread was not to compare Android to iOS. The point I was trying to make is that Apple is about ready to release the sixth version of iOS and it STILL looks awfully similar to the first version. It's all based on a grid of mostly static icons. I, for one, cannot comprehend why Apple continues to release basically the same thing over and over again. I thought Apple prided itself on innovation? Why are we still getting stale, stagnant, rehashed and visually uninspiring versions of iOS?

    Sent from somewhere
    Apparently, most people do not think like you do, the evidence: the iPhone still sells like no other smart phone and I am willing to bet you that the iPhone5 will break sales records, wanna bet?
    08-21-2012 06:54 PM
  24. htabbach's Avatar
    Yes, I consider myself to be a "techie type", mainly cause I like to be able to customize my user experience. I have an Android phone and an iPad 3. The phone satisfies my techie side, but the iPad is, and this is my opinion, BORING to use. People have said that I should jailbreak my iPad, but why do I have to do something "illegal" to enjoy the benefits of being able to customize my iPad? iOS 6 is nowhere near as "awesome" as it could be.

    Sent from somewhere
    I am a major techie, computer engineer and stuff, and used Android and then iOS, let me tell you, my old Android tablet is STRICTLY used by my 4 years old son! And even he, my son, would love to use my iPAD instead of his crappy Android tablet, I just don't let him!
    08-21-2012 06:56 PM
  25. SockRolid's Avatar
    Can't wait for the new iPhone. Trusty old iPhone 4 is 2 years and 2 months old.
    08-21-2012 06:58 PM
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