iOS 8 on the iPad

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by BillyMatt87, Mar 25, 2014.

  1. BillyMatt87 macrumors 6502a

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    I think the new iPads look amazing from a hardware standpoint, but iOS 7 was clearly designed with a stronger emphasis on the iPhone. Many UI elements/features (folders, multitasking, notification center and Siri) and stock apps (Newsstand, Music, Photos, Game Center) don't look like they were properly optimized for the iPad's larger displays. It feels like a blown-up version of the iPhone's version of the OS.

    I hope when iOS 8 is announced and previewed at WWDC, it will look more complete and complement the iPad much better than iOS 7 did.
     
  2. Serelus macrumors 6502a

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    I found this to be true from the beginning when the first iPad was released.
    People were skeptical as to how iOS would work properly on iPad without it looking like a blown up iPod. I honestly got used to it because the iPad has it's own role in the living room right now. It's more of a quick-check-up device rather than a productivity device for me.

    That said, if apple decided to redesign iOS 8 to proper proportions for the iPad, I'd look forward to what they'd do to the OS.
     
  3. jonnyb098 macrumors 68020

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    Thats because the actual directive from Steve Jobs own mouth was "just look at it as a large iPod touch" when talking to the development team. Its been documented.
     
  4. Pumapayam macrumors member

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    I thought forcing a 9 icon per page was a bit strange myself on the ipad, when it was I think 20 before.
     
  5. dejo Moderator

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    Documented where?
     
  6. bbfc macrumors 68030

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    I agree. I love iOS 7 on the iPhone, but the iPad is under-utilised. Apple could do so much with the UI to make it more iPad-friendly.
     
  7. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    You never know what will happen, but considering that's been a complaint since the first iPads I doubt we will see much of a redesign just for the iPad. Apple wants to keep the OS as similar as possible between the iPad and iPhone so I don't see them optimizing it more for the iPad than it already is.
     
  8. Menneisyys2 macrumors 603

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    Indeed. Noone should expect e.g. windowed multitasking. It simply won't happen. In the meantime, just jailbreak and use VideoPane for hardware video playback and hope a Quasar-alike will soon be released by the JB devs.
     
  9. BillyMatt87 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The iOS 7 multitasking on the iPad is simply a blown-up version of the iPhone version and it does not fit and does not take advantage of the larger screen real estate. I would love to see Apple give the iPad a Mission Control-style multitasking interface. That'd be awesome!
     
  10. jonnyb098 macrumors 68020

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    In the Jony Ive book. People who worked on it quoted jobs as saying that when they had no idea where to start on the device. Great book.
     

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