What Will Be "Overhauled" in iOS 5?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by klamse25, May 17, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502a


    Oct 25, 2009
    Nobody knows for sure, but what do you think?

    I for one, believe it to be almost certain notifications will be.

  2. macrumors 68000


    Jun 26, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Oct 25, 2009
    I agree with you, it'd be nice.

    But honestly, if you're beside the computer, is it really that hard to plug in a cable?

    And doesn't data transfer faster via USB?
  4. macrumors member


    May 11, 2011
    Cowtown, AB, Canada
    i want wireless sync, some sort of new notifications on the lock screen.. possibly weather and other things on lockscreen..not too sure what else they could add

    possibly add themes to the app store like cydia
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Oct 25, 2009
    I hope there will be other cloud features, such as backing up to the cloud, and most importantly, updating OTA.
    Updating OTA would be revolutionary for iOS.
    Especially if updates were only patches.
  6. macrumors 6502a

    May 8, 2008
    notifications and wireless syncing pssssh....

    Why don't you guys try and think outside the box. It's going to be picture folders. Think about it, how many times have you taking photos on vacation and had them stuck in camera roll. The only way to get them into a folder is to plug your phone into your computer, make a folder grab the pictures then put them into the folder and after all that put it back onto the phone. How much better would it be to do all that within the phone.

    Yep you guys heard it hear first. That's what's going to be the big enchilada coming at WWDC 2011. I know someone who knows some one who thinks he or she knows someone who works for Apple. :cool:
  7. macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2009
    All I want is a better notifications system, live icon (informational, not unnecessary animations) and the possibility for lockscreen info
  8. macrumors member


    May 12, 2011
    Notifications, Cloud base syncing, gestures and a little more eye candy and full support for air play throughout the OS
  9. macrumors 65816


    May 24, 2010
    notifications, wireless syncing. lockscreen info like weather, camera roll folders, more security, to unlock devices have the connect the dots thing and other ways instead of just slide to unlock, itunes cloud.

    those are my biggest. there are a few other little things that have crossed my mind that i have forgot about.
  10. macrumors regular

    Nov 7, 2010
    I'm not disagreeing with you. I love eye candy, it's just a typical iOS person. we love fancy good-looking stuff.
  11. macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2006
    definitely better notification system. I would love to be able to set different tones and vibrations for each of my email accounts so I know by hearing or feeling it if it's Gmail, business 1 or business 2 email coming in. The fact that I cannot do this drives me crazy. Get with it Apple
  12. macrumors 65816

    Apr 26, 2008
    customizable SMS sounds!!! four IOS versions + sub upgrades/patches and we have yet to see such a simple feature.

    I agree with picture folder manipulations, and maybe less of a grid lock for springboard live info would be alright, but not necessary.

    maybe different stock app themes, notes, calculator app store etc...
  13. macrumors 6502

    Aug 21, 2008
    The reason we don't have customizable text sounds is to allow app developers to have choice of sound on their notifications. If you had free will to pick, you might pick a sound that could be identical to an app noise.


    with double vibration now in play, maybe that will change.
  14. macrumors 603


    Oct 31, 2010
    Hamilton, Ontario
    im guessing still not as much as what you can do with a jailbroken phone
  15. thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Oct 25, 2009
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5)

    What "eye candy" do you suppose they would add?
  16. macrumors demi-god


    Jun 9, 2007
    Device engineer 30+ yrs, touchscreens 24+.
    Perhaps they'll take a page from what HTC and others started, and add candy such as animated weather and 3D transitions.
  17. macrumors 65816


    Mar 24, 2011
    I'd like to see some editing features put into the Camera app.
  18. macrumors 68020

    Jan 9, 2007
    A file system
    The ability to choose different default applications (Link opens in Mercury Browser Pro, not Safari)
    Possibly a way for developers to integrate their applications into the built in apps. Example: Access Pandora through the iPod.

    The reason why iOS 5 is so exciting is because we have no idea what they will do. The previous four iOS's were great, but at the same time just playing catch up, you could easily guess what they were going to do.
  19. macrumors 604


    Jul 6, 2009
    -More default ringtones/textones.
    -Live wallpapers
    -better notification system (though iOS isn't like Android where you get a lot of notifications in the first place).
    -delete individual calls on call log.
    -new unlock screen concept
    -dynamic homescreen icons (like weather)
    -more sound profiles. like having the phone switched on ringer but having calls ring, and texts vibrate only.
    -ability to star emails
    -hide keyboard in text messages. still can't figure out how the hell Apple programmed that one. on every single app, tapping out of the keyboard (even safari) will close it but not on Messaging.
    -perhaps a new status bar (different color or something?)
    Basically I want them to focus on improving what it has first. After they do that, then they can add some new features.
  20. macrumors 68020


    Dec 5, 2009
    It's already been said, but an improved notification system and photo folder options are my two biggest wishes for IOS 5. I could really care less about wireless syncing because it is an necessary drain of battery. Is it really a big deal to just plug in your device to the computer? I'm on my laptop all day, so it's not like that's out of my way. A live weather icon would be nice, but really any other types of widgets are absolutely useless to me. Personally I just see widgets as a gimmick and battery drain (in case you couldn't tell, I like squeezing out the most battery I can from my device :D ). If my device responds quickly, I don't mind having to launch an app to check the news or whatever. But weather is something I check multiple times a day, so having that in a widget style is useful to me. But everyone has different needs, and this setup works fine for me.

    The whole mystery and lack of info about what will be in IOS 5 just makes me even more excited for the preview at WWDC!
  21. macrumors 6502

    Jul 5, 2007
    Nothing. Its Apple. They don't do overhauls. And thats fine by me.
  22. macrumors member

    Jun 15, 2010
    This. It's rare we see Apple ever do an os "overhaul" for the mac or ios. They slowly change things, that way it doesn't upset too many people.
  23. macrumors 65816


    Mar 24, 2011
    The questions is WHAT will be overhauled, not if iOS will be overhauled. So I'm assuming he means which stock apps will get a makeover in iOS 5. I'm sure there will be a bunch.
  24. macrumors 6502

    Oct 4, 2008
    Doesn't matter! with no LTE this will be a FAIL!
  25. macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2010
    A file management system of some sort would be nice.

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