iOS 12, Home Screen Changes Pushed to 2019

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  1. DNichter macrumors 603

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    https://9to5mac.com/2018/01/30/ios-12-apple-features-performance-reliability/

    See article from 9to5. It seems as though Apple has scrapped some plans to make major changes to the home screen until 2019 and instead want to focus on performance, reliability, and consistency across the UI. Although a bit disappointing, I think this is the right move as the software has been less than stellar for some for some time now. I am interested in what people would be interested in for "home screen changes" and whether or not they would choose that right now over performance improvements.
     
  2. Strelok macrumors 6502a

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    It's the right move IMO. The auto-correct has been pretty atrocious, although I haven't had many other bugs.
     
  3. DNichter thread starter macrumors 603

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    Yea I have certainly heard frustrations from people although I haven't experienced any issues myself. I would like to see a significant stability and performance focus that also gives developers better tools to create desktop level apps for iOS.
     
  4. bbrks macrumors 65816

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    Yes, all fine, but don't forget, in September we are expecting 2 new screens to come out. So another nightmare for developers to make IOS stable and reliable through the whole range of devices. Unfortunately I don't think anything will change. Hope I am wrong though :(
     
  5. Dwalls90 macrumors 601

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    I think this is the right direction, but I'm baffled why they don't just create a devoted QA team for iOS versus slowing down progression of software. It seems like iOS is moving in the direction of major redesign every 6 versions, which is at least consistent thus far.

    Software is what makes Apple shine and justify the premium price for devices, especially with devices like the Pixel 2 on the market. Hopefully delaying software development doesn't hurt their competitive offerings.
     
  6. DNichter thread starter macrumors 603

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    I think the aspect ratio/notch of the X was the real challenge. In the fall, it will the same, just larger. Again, I am no developer so I can't say for sure how challenging that will be, but not as hard as it was this year. Although all my apps were updated for the X in a few weeks. The iPhone 5 took much longer.
     
  7. TokMok3 macrumors 6502

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    They did the right move, they need to refactor the code. My brother has the iPhone 6 on iOS 10.3.3 and is running smooth and my sister has the iPhone 6 plus on iOS 11.2.5 and the performance is terrible. They have to fix the actual operating system before they continue adding more features.
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    Not really, Xcode has reach a point where that is not a problem any more. The notch is not going any where for the next 3 years.
     
  8. Kmart9419 macrumors regular

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    Right move. New features can wait. Current state of ios is the worst I have ever seen. So many obvious bugs that doesn't get fixed. The finish is not there. I'm glad Apple is prioritizing optimization and bug fixes.
     
  9. DNichter thread starter macrumors 603

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    I honestly can't think of that many features besides a dark mode that I want introduced to iOS on the iPhone side of things. Anything they can to do tighten up the OS as a whole should be a win for everyone.
     
  10. DaveOP macrumors 65816

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    Your title seems suspect. I have not read anything about delaying iOS 12, merely some of the features within.
     
  11. DNichter thread starter macrumors 603

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    Yea I couldn't figure out how to change it. It is about iOS 12 though and how Apple are pushing out big home screen changes to focus on performance and stability. I am pretty sure I explained this properly in the body.
     
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    I would like to see them to work on some kind of glanceable information stuff like live icons, etc. And some kind of widgets system would be nice. I bet most people don’t use the current one.
     
  13. DNichter thread starter macrumors 603

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    That's a good point. I think they could pot some complications like we have on Apple Watch on the lock screen, along with some widgets there if we wanted. I definitely do not want any widgets on the home screen, but we'll see what they come up with.
     
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    If only you had removed the comma ;) No big deal though
     
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    Yes the software has been less than stellar since they moved a hardware designer to design software. We need a strong software engineer back.
     
  16. atlchamp macrumors 68000

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    So glad they are doing this. ios 11 and high sierra are so overhyped to me. There are no essential features that they added over ios 10 that would have forced me to upgrade but I had to since I got the X.

    The fact that it takes them 7 beta's for an 11.2.5 update should tell you all that you need to know about QC at apple right now. Its a mess and im glad the company is finally seeing the issue
     
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    What’s the point if the next overall basically means they have to restart from „scratch“ anyway?

    Doesnt it make more sense to do the major changes and then focus on bug fixes.

    Maybe some day I will be able to place app icons wherever I want. Its been 11 generation
     
  18. sbcdk macrumors newbie

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    Wasn’t it the same story on iOS 9? No major updates, just focus on bugs. Something serious seems to be wrong, if they have to change plans this often, because the software is too buggy for them to move on.
     
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    I would love to see iOS complications too. I’m saying it since I got my Apple Watch. I think most people would appreciate the ability to see their reminders or calendar events all the time and be actually reminded of it instead of remembering that they set up something and manually have to swipe to see it. They could bring them to the iPad at least. I personally don’t use widgets in this form at all.
     
  20. ediks macrumors member

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    iOS 9 was meant to be more stable and faster but it ended up being worse than iOS 8 in my experience , iOS 10 was better
     
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    BRING BACK SCOTT
     
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    I’m sure our favorite iOS 11 apologist will be here shortly to tell us how this definitely doesn’t mean iOS 11 was any more buggy and unreliable than previous releases.
     
  23. Paddle1 macrumors 68040

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    They do that every year, but more focus on optimization allows them to be more thorough.

    Some users have been experiencing performance issues even on the latest devices so you can see why that would be something they want to focus on.
     
  24. zorinlynx macrumors 601

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    Why does the home screen even need changes? It does its job quite well.

    I'm all for this. iOS needs some stabilizing and performance improvements. So far the features that have been added have been pretty inconsequential to the functionality of the phone; it's time to make iOS smooth and fast again before adding more to it.

    Not to mention features coming in 11.3 will probably need their own bug fixes.
     
  25. Royksöpp macrumors 6502a

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    I applaud this move. It's more than nessassary. It's essential.
     

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