is the iphone UI getting a bit old?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by .Chris, Aug 30, 2008.

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Is the iPhone UI getting old?

  1. Yes

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    12.8%
  2. No

    73 vote(s)
    67.0%
  3. May be (50/50)

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    20.2%
  1. .Chris macrumors 6502a

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    What do you think? Do you think the iphone UI is getting a bit old. I fell it is getting just a tad bit old
     
  2. Espo macrumors 6502

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    Try using another phone and then go back to the iPhone. You will be surprised how smooth and user-friendly the UI is. Everything gets old w/ time, but just appreciate the iPhone.
     
  3. Schmoe0013 macrumors regular

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    I wish the iphone had the ability to switch applications while within applications. Instead of going to the home screen and choosing the other application you want to go to.
     
  4. rwd hero macrumors 6502

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    My old phone was an HTC 8525, and i loved it. It had internet sharing right out of the box, and a slide out qwerty keyboard. As soon as i got ot handle an iPhone i noticed how smooth it reacted to touches. Try a windows mobile device and then go back to your iPhone and you will fall in love all over again.
     
  5. .Chris thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I would like to have at least our own backgrounds on the home screen as well as being able to view the home screen and all menus in landscape mode

    oh btw i dont own an iphone. I have the ipod touch. But it uses the iphone OS and it was based oiff the iphone so.,.
     
  6. mcdj macrumors 604

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    how do you figure that would work?
     
  7. Ntombi macrumors 68030

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  8. NeoMayhem macrumors 6502a

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    While I dont think the interface is quite as nice as I once did, everytime I use another phone now it feels like a joke compared to the iPhone interface.
     
  9. .Chris thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    no. people do have opinions you know. well at least in America..

    true, i just think its just getting a BIT old, meaning its starting to show its age..... but I agree with the comments above..
     
  10. rwd hero macrumors 6502

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    That would be nice.
     
  11. zap2 macrumors 604

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    Really need that last America part?


    And no, its not getting old. in fact its very very young.
     
  12. PkennethV macrumors 6502a

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    First off I'll just point out that I'm not Schmoe0013:D

    But how I had always imagined it was if you hold down the home button, the icon of all open applications would show (like Command Tab on the Mac) then you could put your finger over the icon of the app you want to switch to. And maybe even hold down the home button and swipe to toggle to the last used app.
     
  13. Schmoe0013 macrumors regular

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    I agree! :D
     
  14. dranakin macrumors 6502

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    Exactly what I was thinking: similar to Cmd + Tab or the 'Switch Application' toggle on a BlackBerry. The issue is that you can't seem to run background applications so it'll only switch between Apple apps.
     
  15. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    How is that any different than just hitting the home button when Apple limits running apps to 1?
     
  16. PkennethV macrumors 6502a

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    1) faster

    2) say you're using beejive on Safari and you want to watch a video at the same time:) I'm sure there are other cases as well. Apple's just probably waiting for the battery to get better.

    EDIT
    and 3) it will only show open apps, making it easier to find the one you want.
     
  17. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    I could understand if Apple let you run multiple apps at the same time but they don't. That was my confusion.
     
  18. Ntombi macrumors 68030

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    I know. You asked, so I was giving you mine:
    Which is a nicer way of saying "Hell no!" :)
     
  19. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    Can you tell us why you think it's "starting to show it's age?" The interface is barely a year old and since then some pretty significant changes (i.e. Apps, ability to reorganize icons, web shortcuts) have been added.

    Not to mention, if an interface works, the worst thing you can do is radically change it just because some finicky people are "bored" with it. The idea of an interface isn't to just look new and snazzy. it has to be functional. If the interface is constantly changing and repeatedly straying into unfamiliar territory, people get annoyed by that.

    Also, look at other interfaces:

    Windows Mobile: current version 2 years. Previous version still sold on phones that's 3 years +. Windows Mobile interface in general: since late 1990s.

    Blackberry: Basically the same interface since 2000.

    Motorola: Been using the same interfaces since the RAZR.

    Palm: Same interface since 1997.

    Save for Android, the iPhone is the newest kid on the block.
     
  20. mcdj macrumors 604

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    As mentioned, since only 1 app runs at a time, this doesn't really make sense. And, as far as I'm concerned, one of the beautiful things about navigating the icons as it is now is that you can do it one-handed. What you're describing sounds like a 2 handed operation.
     
  21. Cynicalone macrumors 68040

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    Umm... are you serious?

    Maybe they'll make an iPhone bootcamp for you. Then you can run Windows Mobile on your iPhone. :rolleyes:
     
  22. .Chris thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    dumb kids :rolleyes:
     
  23. Cynicalone macrumors 68040

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    You started this thread... need I say more?
     
  24. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    It'll get old when they release another version...
     
  25. bassproguy07 macrumors 6502a

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    well said
     

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