View Poll Results: Are you expecting a complete UI overhaul when the 4.0 software is released?

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  • Yes - I'm getting bored...

    93 65.96%
  • No - if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

    48 34.04%
  1. OmariJames's Avatar
    they might " pretty it up " but the UI design will still be the same.

    ex - dock on macs have a reflection on the bottom of the icons. that was something that was added in later versions of OS X.
    09-02-2009 06:38 PM
  2. antonioj's Avatar
    you miss the point...the mobile market is much more competitive than the desktop market...they have to stay ahead...
    09-02-2009 06:53 PM
  3. Jeremy's Avatar
    Good to know Jeremy! You think even before 4.0?
    Very doubtful they will come before 4.0.
    09-02-2009 07:24 PM
  4. jhamilton3's Avatar
    Very doubtful they will come before 4.0.
    I agree.. definitely not before 4.0
    09-02-2009 08:45 PM
  5. antonioj's Avatar
    yeah, i guess not thank God for GriP
    09-03-2009 12:18 PM
  6. cdelauz02's Avatar
    I kinda like the old school look of it.
    09-03-2009 12:31 PM
  7. infenit101's Avatar
    The icons thing is very stale and very unorganized. The lockscreen is useless. Yes it needs and overhaul but It will not come.
    09-06-2009 12:21 PM
  8. YourMobileGuru's Avatar
    It doesn't need an overhaul per se but it does need the ability to create folders for those of us who install tons of apps and also the ability to do your own themes would be nice but I see why Apple does not want that since they want standardization on the phone.
    09-06-2009 01:16 PM
  9. IGoSlo's Avatar
    I see MANY possibilities for the IPhone to overtake the clumsy PC. The TECHNO is ALREADY HERE. But I think we the public are NOT ready for it. It would BLOW our minds. two or three years ago who would have thought one would be sending live stream vid's over hand held phones ? Now with SAT connections NOTHING is left to the imagination. 30 years ago the micro-wave was FREAKING people out.
    09-06-2009 02:08 PM
  10. italianangel8131's Avatar
    yes keep it colorful i like the bright attractivness of it. just make it more ofv what it already is and what ever other phone is not (this post makes no sense)
    09-06-2009 05:32 PM
  11. dwayne.williams's Avatar
    I think the iPhone UI is perfect. I don't like complicated today screens or jumbled icons on the screen. I like having all of my applications in front of me. None hidden. The whole concept of if just having icons representing applications is awesome. All of the other smartphone devices seem to have followed suit but have not gotten it exactly right.
    09-23-2009 06:31 PM
  12. BENGRIMM's Avatar
    I would like to see apple redo it all and blow our minds away with something new
    09-23-2009 08:48 PM
  13. knudsen81#IM's Avatar
    i hope in 4.0 we will get many nice changes
    09-24-2009 02:09 PM
  14. Mobile_Pusheren's Avatar
    It would be very nice if OS 4.0 will have a wintherbord thing. + alot more
    09-24-2009 02:17 PM
  15. The_strain's Avatar
    I'd like to see an Iphone 4G and an Iphone 4G PRO. The Pro having a completely different interphase and a keyboard, it would be more or a workers phone.( also the ui should be more in depth and "harder" to use) While the 4G keeps the same UI and no keyboard. Cause lets face is power users like myself sometimes find the ui too easy and just no detailed enough...
    09-24-2009 03:56 PM
  16. Hack-My-i's Avatar
    im still new to the iphone so the iphone is still new to me! love itttt
    09-24-2009 07:33 PM
  17. icebike's Avatar
    Its not a matter of boredom.

    Its a matter of functionality.

    The current UI was never designed to handle 11 pages of apps. In fact, functionality falls apart after just three or four pages. It was never designed with the App Store in mind.

    Everyone seems to think Apple just does it so much better, that they never make design mistakes. So why isn't this design used in Snow Leopard? Windows? Gnome? KDE?

    Answer: Because it no longer works.

    People need categories :user designed categories, as well as Apple designated categories. We need to be able to switch which list of categories we want to view at any time. (Its all just a text index, you should be able to build multiple such indexes and manage them with iTunes, and assign icons to the index sub-categories).

    Let us use Text menues, drop down lists, folders, whatever. Just get away from the scrolling and scrolling. I don't want to search. I don't even know the names of the apps I use only occasionally.

    We also need to be able to lock certain apps, but leave the phone unlocked for quick access, and functionality.

    Those who like the current interface are generally NEW to the phone, and they need to look at a Palm Pre, Android, or Nokia N900. Open your eyes to possibilities, and take the Apple blinders off.

    This UI is an embarrassment. Its time to move on.
    Last edited by icebike; 09-25-2009 at 02:17 PM.
    09-25-2009 02:15 PM
  18. Hack-My-i's Avatar
    ^with that being said...I STILL LOVEEEE IT!!! hahahaha

    ima noob
    09-25-2009 06:44 PM
  19. jhamilton3's Avatar
    Its not a matter of boredom.

    Its a matter of functionality.

    The current UI was never designed to handle 11 pages of apps. In fact, functionality falls apart after just three or four pages. It was never designed with the App Store in mind.

    Everyone seems to think Apple just does it so much better, that they never make design mistakes. So why isn't this design used in Snow Leopard? Windows? Gnome? KDE?

    Answer: Because it no longer works.

    People need categories :user designed categories, as well as Apple designated categories. We need to be able to switch which list of categories we want to view at any time. (Its all just a text index, you should be able to build multiple such indexes and manage them with iTunes, and assign icons to the index sub-categories).

    Let us use Text menues, drop down lists, folders, whatever. Just get away from the scrolling and scrolling. I don't want to search. I don't even know the names of the apps I use only occasionally.

    We also need to be able to lock certain apps, but leave the phone unlocked for quick access, and functionality.

    Those who like the current interface are generally NEW to the phone, and they need to look at a Palm Pre, Android, or Nokia N900. Open your eyes to possibilities, and take the Apple blinders off.

    This UI is an embarrassment. Its time to move on.
    I'm far from an Apple fan boy - I've owned several BlackBerry and Palm devices. With that being said the UI Apple created has been the smoothest and best looking I've ever used.

    Its far from embarrassment, with or without my opinion.
    09-25-2009 09:05 PM
  20. sinsin07's Avatar
    Its not a matter of boredom.

    Its a matter of functionality.

    The current UI was never designed to handle 11 pages of apps. In fact, functionality falls apart after just three or four pages. It was never designed with the App Store in mind.

    Everyone seems to think Apple just does it so much better, that they never make design mistakes. So why isn't this design used in Snow Leopard? Windows? Gnome? KDE?

    Answer: Because it no longer works.

    People need categories :user designed categories, as well as Apple designated categories. We need to be able to switch which list of categories we want to view at any time. (Its all just a text index, you should be able to build multiple such indexes and manage them with iTunes, and assign icons to the index sub-categories).

    Let us use Text menues, drop down lists, folders, whatever. Just get away from the scrolling and scrolling. I don't want to search. I don't even know the names of the apps I use only occasionally.

    We also need to be able to lock certain apps, but leave the phone unlocked for quick access, and functionality.

    Those who like the current interface are generally NEW to the phone, and they need to look at a Palm Pre, Android, or Nokia N900. Open your eyes to possibilities, and take the Apple blinders off.

    This UI is an embarrassment. Its time to move on.
    Well said. 3 or 4 pages of apps OK. 6-11 gets cumbersome. With the setup as it is now, this is basically a widget interface. It time for something a little more sophisticated.

    I'm far from an Apple fan boy - I've owned several BlackBerry and Palm devices. With that being said the UI Apple created has been the smoothest and best looking I've ever used.

    Its far from embarrassment, with or without my opinion.
    It might be the smoothest and best looking interface you ever used, however it still needs options for power users to manage their apps. People who don't want to manage their apps don't have to use it, they can keep their phone simple. To keep people interested the interface will need to evolve from widget like functionality.
    09-27-2009 09:00 AM
  21. tschertz01's Avatar
    I don't think the UI needs a complete overhaul but there are 2 things I'd like to change. The springboard (I'll expand below) and notifications.

    I think a way to make the springboard more useful would be to have the dock open like a drawer. In other words, some sort of gesture (maybe a 2 finger upward swipe) to expand the dock to full screen. That way you would have 20 locations you could fill with your most frequently used apps. Then they would always be accessible from any home screen that you are on.

    Please no landscape/coverflow scrolling up down and sideways implementations please. I would hate it if my home screens changed orientation every time I turned it on it's side. It's annoying enough in so many other apps as well. The stacks idea I've seen is OK, but it's ultimately to complicated for the average user + I just don't like the look of stacked icons. One other thing I'd do to the dock is allow a limited number of apps to run in the background. Maybe limit to 2 or 3 of your choice and they would have to reside on the dock to be eligible. And when enabled a pop up can warn you that you may take a battery hit. That way nobody can say they weren't warned.

    Notifications is tricker and even though I have some ideas how to fix, I don't know how it would be implemented. So I'll leave that for another time. Hope my ramblings were appropriate for this thread.
    11-29-2009 03:18 AM
  22. OmariJames's Avatar
    I don't think it needs an overhaul pers but it could be enhanced.
    11-29-2009 04:32 PM
  23. darwing's Avatar
    if its not broken don't fix it, as soon as they change it everyone is going to be up in arms and blasting the new UI saying they dont know how to use it yadda yadda yadda, people dont like change and when something is already good and people get used to it changing is the hardest part. when microsoft went to vista ppl has a **** storm even though it was ultimately better people didnt really know how to use it.

    changing an entire UI just because some users are "bored" of it.. LOL give me a break how is that justification for even thinking of changing anything? your argument is not that its ****ty or that it needs fixing, it's that ... "im bored" if thats the case then you should go pick up a Palm-Pre its new and has a cool interface!
    11-30-2009 11:46 AM
  24. Allyson Kazmucha's Avatar
    As I'm an avid jailbreaker, theming through the stock phone would be nice.

    Most of all, a better notification system, as others have said. I really like the way the android devices let you pull down a page of ALL your notifications in one place. Hey, even the iPhone facebook app does this. Shows all your fb notifications in 1 place, not if Apple could do that to where you can tap the menu bar and see notifications or something like that, I'd be happy w/ notifications. I never know with Twitter because if someone else RTs me or @mentions me, I don't see it as it overwrites the last one on the homescreen. Not very smart of apple.

    Other than that, i'd like to see more stock SMS tones. I don't really like making my own. I like the clean sounds Apple uses but maybe a little more variety. I'm a fan of the glass tone.
    11-30-2009 04:26 PM
  25. zhelf's Avatar
    i would also like to be able to remove some of the standard apps with the app manager in itunes like weather, stocks, and compass.
    12-01-2009 01:38 AM
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