Changes before iOS 5 launch

Runenees

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How likely is it that iOS 5 will include other new features than the ones already previewed when it's released this fall?

For instance, is it possible that Apple might enhance the multitasking or is that a fool's hope? :)
 

jaseone

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What exactly do you want enhanced with the multi-tasking? It works fine for me in all apps I need it the way I need it and I don't have to baby sit it.
 

Runenees

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How do you want to see it enhanced?
Enhance might have been a strong word, I'm not trying to imply that's it's not working well, but personally I would like to see a refined multitasking bar. I've never quite liked the way all your apps are stacking up everytime you open an app.

Also I find it a little clunky to quit an app like TomTom if I have it open and don't want it to continue running. I'll have to click the home button, double click it to get to the multitasking bar, click and hold the TomTom icon and click the red close button.

Lastly, I think that it could be nice for some apps, if working on an iPad, to be able to see them alongside each other taking up, for instance, 1/3 and 2/3 of the screen respectively.

Maybe it's just me?
 

Shrink

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Enhance might have been a strong word, I'm not trying to imply that's it's not working well, but personally I would like to see a refined multitasking bar. I've never quite liked the way all your apps are stacking up everytime you open an app.

Also I find it a little clunky to quit an app like TomTom if I have it open and don't want it to continue running. I'll have to click the home button, double click it to get to the multitasking bar, click and hold the TomTom icon and click the red close button.

Lastly, I think that it could be nice for some apps, if working on an iPad, to be able to see them alongside each other taking up, for instance, 1/3 and 2/3 of the screen respectively.

Maybe it's just me?
I feel your pain. Every time I have to go through that procedure, I need to soak my hand and go lie down for a while.

It's a stressful world :rolleyes:





(No offense, just joking ;))
 

Goaliegeek

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Changes I would like to see? Speed and battery life improvements, and bug fixes. Opening txts from the lock screen still take a bit (the time on the tool bar will disappear). Also, ability to turn on/off bluetooth and wifi from notifications center. Would be nice to not have icons locked into a grid. Also, more and easier control over iCloud.
 

saving107

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Lastly, I think that it could be nice for some apps, if working on an iPad, to be able to see them alongside each other taking up, for instance, 1/3 and 2/3 of the screen respectively.
Like WebOS?



Though I agree and have thought the same since Multitasking was introduced to the iPad, it's not going to happen.
 

Runenees

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I feel your pain. Every time I have to go through that procedure, I need to soak my hand and go lie down for a while.

It's a stressful world :rolleyes:





(No offense, just joking ;))

Non taken, but truth is, no one really needs anything that iOS 5 does, it's all a matter of convenience - and I think some refinements to the multitasking would make my life more convenient ;)
 

Zalatorisaurus

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I think some of the multitasking that is featured in WebOS or even the Blackberry Playbook would be a nice addition to the multitasking in iOS.
 

Shrink

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Non taken, but truth is, no one really needs anything that iOS 5 does, it's all a matter of convenience - and I think some refinements to the multitasking would make my life more convenient ;)
Point taken.

I'm fairly new to computers/iPhones and I'm still so blown away with what you can do, I haven't yet reached the point of sophistication to assess the finer points. :eek:

Give me some time and I will appreciate greater conveniences as you are able to do.
 

Runenees

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How realistic is it, though, whether one would like to see changes or not, that Apple is going to add more features/refinements before the iOS 5 release?
 

Runenees

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Point taken.

I'm fairly new to computers/iPhones and I'm still so blown away with what you can do, I haven't yet reached the point of sophistication to assess the finer points. :eek:

Give me some time and I will appreciate greater conveniences as you are able to do.
I'm a brat spoiled by Apple ;)
 

mysteryliner

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i would just like to see the battery life on the iphone to be extended a bit.

and also as a firefighter/emt i hate the fact that you can't set 1 (or 2) contacts to be called when your phone is locked, ICE - In Case of Emergency.

having an iphone myself the first thing i did was set a password because every password from mail to who knows is on your iPhone...
So if you would lose it your screwed.
but now the only access to the phone is to make an emergency call, no ICE call. :(

everyone should probably enter a the number of the person who should be called in case of emergency so your family / loved ones can be contacted when something has happened to you. (or ask additional info about the you)
:apple: with the iPhone, you can't
 

Thedeathbear

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i would just like to see the battery life on the iphone to be extended a bit.

and also as a firefighter/emt i hate the fact that you can't set 1 (or 2) contacts to be called when your phone is locked, ICE - In Case of Emergency.

having an iphone myself the first thing i did was set a password because every password from mail to who knows is on your iPhone...
So if you would lose it your screwed.
but now the only access to the phone is to make an emergency call, no ICE call. :(

everyone should probably enter a the number of the person who should be called in case of emergency so your family / loved ones can be contacted when something has happened to you. (or ask additional info about the you)
:apple: with the iPhone, you can't
I've never looked in a patient's phone for an ICE number. If the patient can't use their own phone, I'd focus more on patient care. Just my thoughts.
 

saving107

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Multifl0w. And it's not about the snazzy music either. :D

http://youtu.be/pcIORhb8NfQ
Well, if these photos that surfaced earlier this year of a supposed early prototype of Multitasking are to be of how Apple originally planned to implement this feature, then something would have had to happen that made them change their minds.

On a small device like the iPhone and iPod touch I think the current method works best, but on a larger device like the iPad, I would have liked Apple to implement it like Multifl0w or even their own Exposé (I'll even take Mission Control).

Early iOS 4 beta


Multifl0w
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jonrando

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i would just like to see the battery life on the iphone to be extended a bit.

and also as a firefighter/emt i hate the fact that you can't set 1 (or 2) contacts to be called when your phone is locked, ICE - In Case of Emergency.

having an iphone myself the first thing i did was set a password because every password from mail to who knows is on your iPhone...
So if you would lose it your screwed.
but now the only access to the phone is to make an emergency call, no ICE call. :(

everyone should probably enter a the number of the person who should be called in case of emergency so your family / loved ones can be contacted when something has happened to you. (or ask additional info about the you)
:apple: with the iPhone, you can't
I agree, but if someone got ahold of your phone, they'd then be able to access / call the ICE numbers, which is why I doubt a similar feature will be added by Apple.

Regarding the battery, the iPhone 4 only has a certain mAh battery and you can extend the battery past the amount of charge it was designed to hold. Yes, you may see a slight extension here and there, but never will you see a major change to battery life. Battery life varies depending on how you use your phone, etc.
 

DDustiNN

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For multitasking, I think they could just copy what they did with Safari... Little preview windows of each app, with a red X to close it, or just tap it to switch to it. That way it eliminates having to "hold" the icon just to get into the "close app" mode.

No idea why they didn't go with that in the first place...
 

Runenees

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Feb 25, 2009
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Copenhagen, Denmark
For multitasking, I think they could just copy what they did with Safari... Little preview windows of each app, with a red X to close it, or just tap it to switch to it. That way it eliminates having to "hold" the icon just to get into the "close app" mode.

No idea why they didn't go with that in the first place...
I also think that that could work well. And perhaps a slide from the bottom could activate it (same kind if way that Notification Center is activated).
 

JadedBen

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^ Agreed, swiping up from the bottom would be great, just makes sense.. Swipe down for notifications, right for search, left for more apps & up for multitasking. Then we can go back to the old 2.x.x days being able to assign the double-click to something we like :)
 
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