iOS 6

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by me43, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. me43 macrumors member

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    What do you think that apple will change or add in iOS 6 and what do you want them to change? What do you want in the iOS 5.X updates?
     
  2. tmagman macrumors 6502

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    windowed apps would be cool for the ipad. Little more of the actual desktop computer feel- have a youtube video playing in one corner while being able to write an email or text in the other part of the screen.

    edit: this would obviously be an iOS 6 thing.
     
  3. outlawarth macrumors regular

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    This. Resizable windows for apps would be cool.
     
  4. MultiMediaWill macrumors 68000

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    That would only work on a retina display. The current iPad resolution is too low.
     
  5. mikelegacy macrumors 65816

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    Apple is trying to get rid of that UI. It's evident in Lion.

    I'm not saying that the windowed format will ever leave desktop computers, but more and more netbook and tablets are going to be going the way of iOS.
     
  6. Synergie macrumors 6502a

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    My #1 wish:

    Get rid of that stupid half a$$ed implementation of a Notification Centre (which doesn't even work properly on the Lock Screen - calendar events and weather don't show on the lock screen), then hire David Ashman, and implement LOCK INFO as the new notification centre!!!!
     
  7. mrat93 macrumors 65816

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    This, paired with Mission Control, would be perfect.

    Swipe up with four fingers and have all of your fullscreen apps on the top with your current app or desktop in the center.
     
  8. PJ. macrumors regular

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    When you use the five fingered multi gesture to close an app, it would be good if that closed it down totally rather having to close it be using the tapping home screen and press the no entry. In fact that would be good. Pressing home partly closes it, multi fingered gesture closes it totally.

    PJ
     
  9. adildacoolset macrumors 65816

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    The multitasking menu should be the hub of all notifications and also minor settings like contrast, volume, bluetooth, and wifi. In iPad, it should be like mission control but in iPhone, it should be a bit like cover flow. And in the normal desktop, allow alpha icons and add dashboard for widgets. And in the bar at the top, allow third-part apps to make custom statuses like in Mac, and also show a number for new notifications. Lastly, add support for downloading files in Safari
     
  10. KylePowers macrumors 68000

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    I'd like a more Lion-esque experience... especially when using an iPad.

    Gestures to swipe between apps or open launch pad, etc. That'd be nice. I'm just growing tired of the same old look since '07, ya' know? But if it works, it works, I suppose.
     
  11. CosmoPilot macrumors 65816

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Currently playing music to a playlist is my #1 request.
     
  12. Thetonyk123 macrumors 68000

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    lets just wait for the rest of iOS 5, then we talk about iOS 6
     
  13. nouveau macrumors member

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    I wouldn't worry about iOS 6 for another 5 or 6 months
     
  14. mattraehl macrumors 6502

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    I don't care how it's implemented, but I would really like the ability to switch away from a video stream without breaking the stream. For example watching a game with the WatchESPN app, and be able to switch to Safari to comment on the game in a forum I frequent, keep the audio playing the whole time, and switch back to the video stream without a hiccup. This is one area where iOS really falls short relative to traditional OSes - watching some sort of video and texting/emailing/forum posting simultaneously.
     
  15. dccorona macrumors 68020

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    The iPad already has that with iOS 5. 4 fingers right and left to switch apps, 4 fingers up to open the multitasking tray, 4 finger pinch to center to close app (and enter the springboard, or "launch pad")
     
  16. likethesoup2 macrumors 6502a

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    Didn't we JUST get 5?

    We can't just be happy with that . . . if only for a few minutes?
     
  17. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    You mean the real estate is too low? When the Retina display iPad comes out, the resolution will double, but the real estate will stay the same, just like with the iPhone 4. Retina display won't help with that.

    I would like to see:
    -Automatic downloading of subscribed podcasts
    -Radio in the iPad music app
    -Developer Widget support for notification center.
    -Live icons (but with strict App Store guidelines, to prevent the springboard from becoming a sea of animated crap.)
    -Weather, calendar in lock screen
    -Set any music track to an alarm or ringtone.
    -FB integration ala Twitter
    -Better ways for Apps to share data and files
     
  18. KylePowers macrumors 68000

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    Ah, oh yeah. Sold my iPad before iOS 5 came out. Silly me :p

    It'd be neat if they could incorporate that in one way or another into the iPhone though!
     
  19. walie macrumors 6502a

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    I seem to recall computer monitors with VGA resolution managed windowed applications quite nicely
     
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  21. dccorona macrumors 68020

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    I would imagine that apple is working on it...obviously 4 fingered gestures wont work on iPhone. Knowing apple, they're brainstorming ways to implement it as perfectly as possible before they release it

    also, on an unrelated note, macrumors has added quote notifications! I've been wanting this for a while, and just noticed it with this reply.

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    they weren't 9.5" screens though. However, I do believe the iPad should be able to handle it quite well (iPhone apps look fine, so why not windowed apps?) Perhaps not true windowed apps...that design concept just doesnt seem like it'd apply well to tablets.

    However, if you look at how windows 8 is handling "windowed" apps on tablets, its really nice...a swipe over from the side snaps in another app, which you can then adjust the size of, so you have 2 columns. Perhaps you have your browser going, and snap in your twitter feed or a chat app. It looks pretty slick and I can't wait to get my hands on it. It doesn't seem like it'd work too great for more than 2 apps at once, but on a tablet, 2 seems like plenty. 3 would just get cluttered, and frankly wouldnt provide much benefit
     
  22. matttye macrumors 601

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    Another thing I'd like to see is a keyboard which lets you add numbers by long pressing some of the letter keys like android has. It's so much quicker.
     

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