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Old Feb 23, 2013, 01:39 AM   #51
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Better usage statistics and mouse support are all that seem necessary to add
If iOS 7 comes out with some totally new interface that isn't better than the old one, "don't fix something if it ain't broke", staying at iOS 6.
.. and the ability to store files in your own folders, and on that note any file you like. Most of the time I have to store video and documents in Dropbox.

The Video app is a crippled store front on iOS. It's called video yet I can't use it to play video and have to store those in Photos?

Same with documents. Even PDFs of business notes and documents have to be stored in iBooks. Moronic.

The settings app is a bloated unintuitive mess. The text cursor is imprecise and terrible to move (see the many user created alternatives that are better). Safari still fails to work with many Web sites that a regular desktop browser has no issue with, and I'm not talking Flash either. Newsstand store page has no search option (?!) ... and many other instances where it looks stale and static.

Every mobile OS offers dynamic content now yet I'm still looking at the perfect weather in California, the full date can only be seen by opening iCal (how hard would it be to add it to the top bar for consistency on each page, it's been in OSX for a decade!) and access to airplane mode, wifi etc needs to be toggled through the settings menu instead of directly from anywhere.

iOS was revolutionary when it was released 6 years ago but it's one area that Apple has left in 2007. It needs a lot of redesign and not just additional feature bloat and rebranding. They are just riding the brand name hardware wave as long as they can because people will buy it regardless of the UI design stagnation.
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 02:52 AM   #52
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iOS was revolutionary when it was released 6 years ago but it's one area that Apple has left in 2007. It needs a lot of redesign and not just additional feature bloat and rebranding. They are just riding the brand name hardware wave as long as they can because people will buy it regardless of the UI design stagnation.
Very true. A lot from a UI design perspective needs cleaning up. Let's makes these smartphones SMART.
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 03:03 AM   #53
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...or to ditch it completely for the upcoming Retina 11inch MBA.
What upcoming retina 11 Air?!

Universal agreement is that the MBP range will become fully retina by the end of this year, but the Air's are too small and light to get retina so quickly. Battery capacity for a laptop would have to be far greater than the iPad, which would make it much heavier (and not an Air).

I'd get an iPad now. You can always trade it to someone at later date. They hold their value fairly well.
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 04:44 AM   #54
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I want one of those wafer thin 3D graphene nano never needs recharging, collapsible ipads please...ipad 15 ??. I've seen it, I want it. Everything else is old tech.
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 04:48 AM   #55
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Things were so much simpler when Steve was alive - half the models - double the innovation ...

Curse you - New Apple!
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 05:06 AM   #56
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Things were so much simpler when Steve was alive - half the models - double the innovation ...

Curse you - New Apple!
Bull. Steve was CEO for about 15 years. How many different iPods and different Macs have been released under his command? I can tell you, it's a lot.

Apple has never been a 'one size/model fits all company', they've always 'experimented' with different designs and form factors. Nothing new here.

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Very true. A lot from a UI design perspective needs cleaning up. Let's makes these smartphones SMART.
A lot of it doesn't. Cleaning up for the sake of cleaning up is never a good thing to do.

iOS is very simple and elegant yet powerful. One would be a fool to compromise this quality just because people are getting 'bored'.

Widgets, tiles, hubs, whatever: they're not better, they're different! I think the superior notification system of iOS combined with a static grid is the most powerful and elegant GUI one can imagine. Apple should be VERY cautious to make adjustments to this. Hundreds of millions people are using iPhones this way, you do not want to scare them away by making changes that aren't really better.

They do should not look into some issues (not sure which), but most of it it's fine. The GUI is fine. It looks beautiful, it works smoothly.
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 05:13 AM   #57
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When - WHEN - iOS gets widgets it will work the exact same as dashboard in OSX... Right swipe to dashboard page... Now in iOS you could have the option to make the dashboard your homepage... Both OSX and iOS using the same widgets. That's how it will go down.
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 05:51 AM   #58
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When - WHEN - iOS gets widgets it will work the exact same as dashboard in OSX... Right swipe to dashboard page... Now in iOS you could have the option to make the dashboard your homepage... Both OSX and iOS using the same widgets. That's how it will go down.
why dont you just jailbreak your phone?

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and iwidgets are much better
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 06:46 AM   #59
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I'd just love if they could let me do a conference call or at least let me answer my phone on my iPad and use it as a more powerful speakerphone.
That is why you will buy the iWatch...
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 06:50 AM   #60
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Hope they make the screen a little bigger - say 10.1" and bring out a set of Apple branded cases so you can hold the iPad and iPad mini like a book. The leather Kindle cases from Amazon really enhance the user experience. Something similar from Apple would be nice rather than those stupid and clumsy magnetic cover things.
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 09:09 AM   #61
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Better usage statistics and mouse support are all that seem necessary to add
If iOS 7 comes out with some totally new interface that isn't better than the old one, "don't fix something if it ain't broke", staying at iOS 6.
I just want Apple to build off of notification center. I'd like to be able to access wifi and Bluetooth via notification center. Or just let me add what I want to notification center. And use the iPad's extra screen space and spread the notification across more of the screen. Siri can always get better as well. That doesn't seem like too much to ask.
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 09:12 AM   #62
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What upcoming retina 11 Air?!
There was a rumor on here that the 11 air is coming in the next revision and I wouldn't be surprised. I also wouldn't be surprised if they ended up merging the MBP and MBA lines soon. But yeah you're right, iPads do hold a great resale value so I'll prob end up getting the iPad 5 anyway to replace my iPad 3.
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 10:19 AM   #63
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I sold my 16gb wifi only with screen protector and two cases yest for $400.00 in anticipation for this next gen iPad 5..Im really hoping it drops sooner than later
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 10:34 AM   #64
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I'm not sure they have anything to lose with a March release people will still flock in there millions all the more $$$.
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 10:38 AM   #65
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If you sold it in anticipation of a new iPad, why not wait until the media invites were sent out? You're going to be without iPad potentially for months.
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 10:58 AM   #66
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I love this thin and light iPad, cause the ipad 4 is too heavy for me to read for along time
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 11:06 AM   #67
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Apple really needs more security. How could every product be leaked?
I mean not just one product, but almost all their products are leaked.
Unless Apple is doing this on purpose, it is outrageous.
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 11:13 AM   #68
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it confused me which ipad to get, ipad 5 or wait for ipad 6?
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 11:29 AM   #69
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it confused me which ipad to get, ipad 5 or wait for ipad 6?
Wait of course.

But I heard the iPad 7 is really something.

And someone just said the iPad 8 will be THE one.
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 12:11 PM   #70
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Can't wait for the thinner, lighter iPad and mini retina. I'll be selling my iPad 3 and N7 as soon as they're announced.
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 12:28 PM   #71
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Apple really need to get professional help for the device anorexia
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 01:11 PM   #72
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 01:13 PM   #73
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So we are seeing components from their partners and it's not going to be released for another 8 months? That is way too long.
Rumors are that it will come out in June...
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 02:07 PM   #74
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Good. Another case mftr setting himself to be burned with the actual RTM is completely different from what the rumor mills said.
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 02:20 PM   #75
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Can't wait to see what Apple has in store for iPad 5, in any case, I'll be straight on that, and my mum can have her iPad 4 back ^.^
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