Does the iPhone iOS user interface ever need to be changed?

Fanboi4life

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I know it's practical and it works, but does anyone think the UI needs an update??

Anything you'd like to change about it?
 

thewitt

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Nothing dramatic. It works. It's predictable. Everyone who picks up an iOS device knows it will work like every other iOS device.

It will evolve over time where it needs to. Where changes make things actually easier to use.

Change for the sake of change is not necessary.
 
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unobtainium

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I'd like to see the dock altered to match the new dock in Mountain Lion. Ditto for the Notification Center, which looks better in Mountain Lion than it does in iOS 6.

I'd like to see the icons for Weather, Clock, and other stock apps update dynamically (this has been requested for years of course, so not exactly a new idea).

Live wallpaper is a bit gimmicky but would make things feel a bit fresher.

If Apple did all of that in iOS 7 I think people would feel satisfied that there'd been enough of a cosmetic change.
 
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webworks415

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I don't think it NEEDS to be changed....but a lot of diehard users (me included) would like to see some kind of widget integration, or a big change to the look. I don't think anyone has ever been late or lost time in having to swipe or press one extra time in order to see weather/news/info , but a refresh to design is always cool
 
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NoOneHitsHarder

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Nothing dramatic. It works. It's predictable. Everyone who picks up an iOS device knows it will work like every other iOS device.

It will evolve over time where it needs to. Where changes make things actually easier to use.

Change for the sake of change is not necessary.
I can easily agree with all of this, especially the "change for the sake of change is not necessary."
 
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Prime85

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I have been using iOS since iOS 2 and remember people complaining over not being able to have wallpaper(back when jail breaking was actually needed for the wallpaper). I hope they don't change the basic look because everything flows perfectly with iOS. People will always find something to complain about and apple will change it but I am sure the look will stay the same.
 
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scriptx

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Yes!!!

I personally feel it is dated (but I have been using iPhones since the first 3g). It also has a lot of usability issues. I am actually surprised good UI gets tagged with Apple. Some aspects are good mind you, but it has a lot of frustrations. I ask myself this every time I have to bookmark a page and first, mistakenly mind you, click the bookmark button. Or, when I go to remove a few contacts and it takes me minutes of fumbling through the UI to figure it out. How about optimizing for multiple use cases? I travel and I do a weird thing with my phone... I use it to talk. I know, so old school. Long story short, I am killing every unnecessary battery suck in the phone to preserve battery but they are menus deep. Put them on the home screen or in the notification area already! The double click home button that I can never seem to get my speed down right and multiple actions to lock orientation which I turn on/off frequently. Try searching for text in a web page, that is terribly intuitive. After I looked it up three or four times I finally have it remembered... Why do some icons not let me drop them in a folder?

Seriously, I don't know how apple got tagged with good UI. I mean back in the day you had to drag the floppy disk icon to the trash can to eject the disk. For some reason I guess I would have thought that would erase the disk...
 
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qckslvrsiete

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I want apple to license SBSettings and include it native in the notification tray. The only single JB tweak that I'm really missing since I went from my JB'd 4S to the 5.
 
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Mrbobb

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As they say the only things sure in life are Taxes and CHANGE.

Wouldn't it more useful to ask what changes would u like to see?

Some people complaint IOS UI should be more customizable.
 
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dontwalkhand

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The Mac UI remains largely unchanged from the 80s except for the obvious improvements made. The menu bar is still at the top, the icons still populate on the right hand side, and the trash is still there, just in the dock now.

It shouldn't be different with the iPhone UI, make the changes that you need over time, but no need to change things for the hell of it.
 
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dontwalkhand

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Seriously, I don't know how apple got tagged with good UI. I mean back in the day you had to drag the floppy disk icon to the trash can to eject the disk. For some reason I guess I would have thought that would erase the disk...
Still to this day, you drag discs and flash drives to the trash to eject them. Gotta love Apple.
 
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