Another iOS 5 Concept: Lion-like Dashboard by

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  1. cjordan230 macrumors newbie

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  2. Certinfy macrumors 6502a

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    That's pretty cool, add this in to the one that was made regarding the notifications and we surely have a winner! :D
     
  3. Reach9 macrumors 68020

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    Wow. I would love it if they did something like this! Maybe even extended it to the Lockscreen?

    If not, then i'm sure some jailbreak devs are keeping a close eye on this!
     
  4. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    I think that idea is very, very likely. It's smart, too. I'm in favor of them doing that.

    That said, I don't think that I would use it all that much. Kind of like the search screen...it's nice that it's there, I guess, but I just don't use it all that much. I foresee myself being the same with widgets.
     
  5. LegendKillerUK macrumors 6502

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    Exactly, why bother with a Facebook or Twitter widget when I can just switch to the full app?
     
  6. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    That's what I was thinking. They open so quickly I don't think I'd bother with a widget that only shows a few lines (maybe one post).
     
  7. Reach9 macrumors 68020

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    That's why it should be on the lockscreen!
     
  8. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    That would make more sense.
     
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    It won't happen. That looks too much like android. Plus widgets aren't necessary on a device that opens apps so quickly.
     

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    I like the idea to keep people who crave widgets happy but I agree with previous posts that I don't see myself using this too often.. Lock screen integration with new notifications or something maybe but don't really want Facebook on my lock screen, but email and weather is another story:D
     
  14. jboy12 macrumors member

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    You are mistaken on the function widgets. Owning an android phone my self I love them. They make many things much more simpler then needed. Apps like music player don't need to be open just to skip the song. All you need to do is unlock the phone and hit the screen. It makes other things like checking the weather easy. You should not have to open up an app for that.
     
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    It's a nice idea, but I think Apple needs to sort out its notifications urgently. And integrate it into the lockscreen. This is the area where iOS is really ageing.
     
  17. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    It doesn't matter how quick apps are to start, an always-visible widget is useful.

    For instance, I have a Moon Phase widget that is always up to date. I only need to click on it if I wish to get more information. Ditto for a widget with the next few appointments. Or news. Or for those inclined, Facebook and Twitter widgets showing the latest comments. Or stock values. Or weather. Time in other cities, too.

    It's far easier to look at a set of widgets on a screen or two and instantly gather info, than to go start each app individually. It's not even possible to argue otherwise.

    Apple knows that live icons/widgets are handy. That's why they at least update the calendar icon each day.

    I think Apple will eventually add full widget support, just as they eventually added MMS support.
     
  18. Wicked1 macrumors 68040

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    Looks too much like Android OS, so No thanks for me
     
  19. the.sheepdog macrumors regular

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    Android is the pretender to the Apple iPhone, not the other way around.

    I like the dashboard concept but not the widgets. No need
     

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