iOS 10 wastes screen space

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by primarycolors, Oct 23, 2016.

  1. primarycolors macrumors newbie

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    I couldn't help but gawk when seeing a friend using iOS 10 with such a cluttered lock screen...

    Out of curiosity I did a test by sending multiple one-line messages back and forth between my iOS 6 iPhone 5 and his iOS 10 iPhone 6s.

    Despite the iPhone 6s having extra screen size and not having the "slider" at the bottom of the screen... it fits THREE messages (plus the name of a fourth) whereas the iPhone 5 fits EIGHT.

    The little rectangles in iOS 10 also make it hard to focus in on the content. Pathetic design, no?


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  2. iLive macrumors regular

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    You do see more messages on the left, but at the same time, I would feel more overwhelmed with the left home screen. Also, I think the space for each message is very hard to hit right when you want to interact with the icons on the left home screen. Here you have to hit the icons, while the entire block for a message on the right home screen can be interacted with.

    And I also think that it makes more sense that they are using a "block" because this indicates that it can be somewhat played with and moved, while you don't really get that information on the left screen.
     
  3. ISRMafia macrumors regular

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    I think Apple should introduce Back Group notifications and group notifications should be in 1 same bubble to save space....will be the perfect balance between too overwhelming to wasting space like right now.
     
  4. Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    The way messages appears on the lock screen annoys me. They look bloated and not nearly discreet as they were in iOS 9. Almost Androidish looking, at least in my opinion.
     
  5. Galacticos macrumors 6502a

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    I agree. Both the size and colour of the notifications are backward steps
     
  6. jonobin macrumors regular

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    This is one of the main reasons why I didn't updated my device to iOs 10 yet.
     
  7. imlovinit macrumors 6502

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    Guess I'm the minority, I like the way it looks. I can read more of the message and it feels easier to respond.
     
  8. KALLT macrumors 601

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    Apple is clearly focussing on 3D Touch interactivity now, rather than pure information. This is probably why I find them so repulsive, because I almost never click on them on the lock screen and prefer to have more information at a glance. I was a big fan of the continuous list of notifications in iOS 9, but I actually would prefer to see information grouped again (per app per contact would be nice), now that the density is out the window.
     
  9. Goatllama macrumors 6502a

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    I agree that they use up too much space, but they are also easier on the eyes. If they could just shrink 'em a little, that would probably make for a happy medium.
     
  10. KALLT macrumors 601

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    How? There is more visual noise now that distracts from the icon and the text. The big labels don’t help either.
     
  11. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    I prefer iOS 7-10. iOS 6 is too damn ugly in my opinion.
     
  12. Beeplance macrumors 65816

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    Let's not forget the fact that a 4" screen showed MORE information-at-a-glance than a 4.7" screen... Definitely a step backwards when additional screen real estate are not properly utilized.
     
  13. leo.andres.21 macrumors regular

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    This is where I like Android implementation alot. The notifications are grouped by apps, you can see a small preview, and can pull down on the notification to see all of it. Though I understand iOS allows interactions with individual notifications instead of kicking you straight to the app tho.
     
  14. jonobin macrumors regular

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    Atm the way android handles notifications is way better than iOS handles them
     
  15. ISRMafia macrumors regular

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    And for the love of god let us remove all apps in thr app switcher ... really basiccccccccccc stufffff Apple !!!!!!
     
  16. KALLT macrumors 601

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    All of this could be implemented by developers if they wanted to. The new notification APIs of iOS 10 seem to give developers a lot of flexibility now. They can change existing notifications upon receiving new ones and should be able to collate options in a single or a few notifications. Nobody seems to do this, however.
     
  17. Radon87000 macrumors 603

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    If there is one thing which Android absolutely destroys iOS in its this one.Notifications on Android vs iOS are a night and day difference.The icons in the status bar dont leave me clueless on which notifications I recieved just from a glance .Notifications grouping etc
     
  18. Galacticos macrumors 6502a

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    we've seen Apple say that closing apps doesn't effect battery or speed. so in their eyes this one might just be a 'give the customers what they want'. Apple usually know what you want even if you don't though
     

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