Hm...noticed something not in iOS 5

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by -LikesMac-, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. -LikesMac- macrumors 6502

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    Besides the rumored voice controls in iOS 5, I see there aren't any widget stuff in iOS5....EXCEPT FOR ONCE PLACE.

    When you pull down the notification center, there's two widgets ---> stock and weather widgets. Wonder why nobody said anything about widgets? :confused:
     
  2. FSMBP macrumors 68020

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    They did. Watch the Keynote.
     
  3. -LikesMac- thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Where?

    ? If they did, it's not anywhere in iOS though (except the 2 widgets when notification center is pulled down)
     
  4. anonymous6237 macrumors 6502

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    Those are the only widgets, widgets have not been added like many people were hoping for.
     
  5. -LikesMac- thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That goes to my Q

    My question is WHY
     
  6. braddick macrumors 68040

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    Is there really any answer Apple could provide that would satisfy you?
     
  7. RafaelT macrumors 65816

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    Because Apple, like me, find widgets to be battery draining mostly useless features.
     
  8. OnTheZone macrumors regular

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    The only widget that is worth having is weather but in the notifcation center was not bright, maybe on the lock screen where you can actually see it quickly.
     
  9. saving107 macrumors 603

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    So your wondering why the things that were only rumored by people with no insider information didn't come true?
     
  10. Krandor macrumors 6502

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    This is still only the first beta. Since there is obviously some widget code in IOS5 it is possible we will see some extra widget features added in future beta.
     
  11. RafaelT macrumors 65816

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    I do agree that would have made a lot more sense.
     
  12. jacollins macrumors 6502a

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    Because Steve hates you. Personally. Sucks to be you, sorry.
     
  13. gianthobbit macrumors 6502

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    Push notifications largely replace the need to widgets. Glanceable information is what is really needed.

    My guess is they open up the widget API once they iron out the bugs (for the notifications screen and perhaps lock screen).
     
  14. -LikesMac- thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ...Widgets are supposed to give glanceable information

    There's just those two widgets in the notification center, which nobody seemed to bring up. It's kind of weird how they are put in the Notif Center.

    They probably will open up the widget API later (THEY SHOULD.)

    Maybe in later betas we will see this?
     
  15. Reach9 macrumors 68020

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    I believe the Stocks and Weather 'widget's will pave the way for any 'widgets' on iOS. Expect to see only a few though.
     
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  17. -LikesMac- thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So...

    What widgets would you guys like to see?
     
  18. cooldaddybeck macrumors member

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    I want to see a midget widget.
    :p
     
  19. f00f macrumors 65816

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    I'm sure developers will have access to APIs to add widget-like functionality to the N.C.

    If you pay careful attention, that weather and stock widget appear to not be running "all the time". When you first pull down the NC those two widget areas are blank for a brief moment. Either that's a serious redraw delay or they are simply not running until the NC is pulled down. If the latter is the case (and it likely is) then the "widgets are a battery drain" argument is largely nullified and we'll probably see third-party apps with widget capability. You don't see them yet because, hell, the iOS 5.0 API has been available for a day!
     
  20. -LikesMac- thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Not in nc

    Nooooo. I do not want to see more widgets in the NC. Or else it will end up with having to scroll past all the widgets before you even gets to the notifications.

    I want to see widgets elsewhere.....like in the lockscreen (although that would be giving away certain info to people who pick up ur device) or in the app screens.
     
  21. Etnies419 macrumors 6502

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    In this video, the weather and stock widgets appear below any notifications in the Notification Center.
     
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  23. Vegastouch macrumors 603

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    Maybe for you since you never had notifications before. Widgets come in handy whether you think so or not. Steve just dont like to give you too much at once.
     
  24. -LikesMac- thread starter macrumors 6502

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    How So?
     
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    I believe you scroll up to get the widgets, when you open NC, the notifications show first. They are above, not on top. Like the search box in the music/ipod app. The above video shows them below all of the notifications, so it is possible that it is adjustable or the notification window can spin in circles.

    Someone mentioned they can be disabled through the notification settings for each app.
     

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