No wow factor to ios11

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by Deeds500, Jun 7, 2017.

  1. Deeds500 macrumors 6502

    Aug 22, 2014
    So far everything I have read about a new UI relates to the watch, everything I've read about real split screen multitasking relates to the iPad and everything I have read about widgets relates to the iPad. So all the cool features I was hoping for in ios11 have bypassed the phone.

    So much for this year breaking new ground (at least within the Apple garden wall) and being the best by far. All the above has been happening on other platforms since the farking cave era. I feel like a malnourished homeless child watching another kid my age sitting in the back seat of his dad's car taking for granted the sandwich he's eating. Fark sakes.

    As I have not been all that happy with the hardware rumours, eg still a protruding camera lense, rear Touch ID etc etc, I was really looking forward to seeing the software, and I gotta say, no wow factor to it whatsoever. To me the only real positive is customisation of the control centre but that's no wow factor. Lots of other little things here and there, as is the case every year, but on the home screen it's the same lack of customisation and the same boring grid of app icons.

    This is the biggest let down in the history of the iPhone/iOS. This was supposed to be the biggy and Apple have not delivered.

    I know it's only the first Beta, but it does not look promising.
  2. DBZmusicboy01 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 30, 2011
    iPhone 8 is the real update for it
  3. LordQ Suspended


    Sep 22, 2012
    Sounds like you'd be very happy with Android. Switch and don't let a piece of glass and aluminum make you so damn unhappy.
  4. Davefevs macrumors member


    Dec 14, 2015
    Bristol, UK
    I'm probably easily pleased, but "Files" is a pretty big thing for me.

    I'm also looking forward to the camera stuff like long exposure too.
  5. SoN1NjA macrumors 68000


    Feb 3, 2016
    peanut farm
    Not the solution
    I love iOS

    but it has gotten boring, not too much for us to ooh and ahh about (in come the "your phone isn't supposed to do that" but shouldn't it? it cost me $749...)

    I'm not super unsatisfied, but I could see where people can start to become
  6. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    Apple is doomed. Dig up Steve and bring him back to the board room. Maybe he can invent a Apple theme park where people can ride the rides and be entertained. It seems a lot of users here expect Apple to entertain them, even though they are buying electronic tools.

  7. SoN1NjA macrumors 68000


    Feb 3, 2016
    peanut farm
    Not sure if the electronic tools part is part of the sarcasm, but the iPhone cost $649 minimum, there should be some fun in there
  8. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.

    Your $649.00 was not the admission price for an Apple amusement ride. It was the price for the electronic tool, whereby you could use it to help manage and facilitate your business, as well as provide you an avenue, where you can interact with strangers, family and friends across the internet, iMessage and phone. How you go about, and whether or not you have fun is your responsibility.
  9. jasonklee macrumors 6502a


    Dec 7, 2007
    No, no. It's true that what iOS needs is FUN. That's F-U-N fun. Utility is so overrated. We need the fun, we want the fun. Where the fun at? I said where the FUUUUUUUN at? When a system such as iOS is so app centric, Apple itself developing nearly 50 apps for its own platform, rows and rows of icons are BORING. Where's that fun we're talking about? I propose a new UI in which upon unlocking the phone, you are greeted to a new Home sceen in which app icons swim and bounce around the perimeter of the screen, forcing users to play a little hunting game to launch apps.

    I also propose a new Hide-and-Seek (or Easter Egg) mode in which the system hides various pieces of your data such as a photo or a Pages document, forcing you to look for them inside other apps, which again, requires you to skillfully tap the right app icon on the Home screen as it zips across the screen.
  10. atlchamp macrumors 68000


    Jun 19, 2012
    I actually love all the little things iOS did from the app password autofill to the messages and health data in the cloud. I would rather have features like that over iMessage effects n more visual things. What made apple great up until now is productivity and how simple things are. I love that apple is getting back to that.
  11. MEJHarrison macrumors 6502a

    Feb 2, 2009
    I guess I'm the oddball. I don't care a lot about the OS. It's the things that can be built upon it that excite me. The OS itself is fairly boring in my opinion. I don't spend a lot of time outside of apps just enjoying the OS. So I don't care if they change it or "wow" me since 99% of my time with my device is in an app. I just care that it can be used to build great software. In that respect, they've added some interesting APIs this year and I can't wait to see what people do with them.
  12. boast macrumors 65816


    Nov 12, 2007
    Big wow factor to iOS 11. iPad is FINALLY not neglected.
  13. Devyn89 macrumors regular


    Jul 21, 2012
    I think iOS 11 looks great. At first I was a little 'that's it?!' as well but then I actually thought about it and the changes look promising. iOS 10 was already really great imo and iOS 11 expands on that and makes it better in multiple ways without reinventing iOS, which I don't think iOS needed to be reinvented anyways. I'm excited to update in the fall.
  14. nutmac macrumors 68040

    Mar 30, 2004
    My exact reaction.

    iOS 11, even on iPhone, has a chockful of smaller but very noteworthy improvements and "oh finally" refinements that add up to very impressive overall experience.

    Getting 40-50% reduction in photo and video storage alone is worthy of my applause.

    And I have a strong suspicion that many iOS 11 surprises are reserved to coincide with iPhone 8 (or whatever it will be called). Such as dark mode and Touch Bar.
  15. Suckfest 9001 macrumors 65816

    Suckfest 9001

    May 31, 2015
    lol people are expecting to be blown away by each new release now. seriously if your attention span is that bad, buy a fidget spinner
  16. Deeds500 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 22, 2014
    No I wouldn't be happy with android, I am happy with Apple, to a certain extent. But come on, we as iPhone users get a major upgrade to the software, what, every 3 to 4 years? This year was supposed to be that year. Is it too much to ask for what has a custom and basic feature on every other platform for years, the ability to do 2 things at once and the ability to set your home screen as you want? No it's not. Certainly with split screen they have already demonstrated they can achieve that on the iOS with the iPad, why, just why, won't they do that on the iPhone? The iPhone is the one device Apple cannot afford to lose out on, start looking after your iPhone users the way you look after your iPad users.
    --- Post Merged, Jun 11, 2017 ---
    Blown away? Expecting a cutting board in your kitchen is not too much to ask is it? So why is expecting split screen capabilities on a smartphone in 2017 too much to ask?
  17. canesalato macrumors 6502a


    Jan 31, 2010
    :D You would not like that!
  18. eyeseeyou macrumors 68030

    Feb 4, 2011
    I just wanted PIP and group FaceTime on my plus phone. That would’ve provided a wow factor for me.

    I just appreciate I don’t have to complain about general stability and operation issues some of my android using friends complain about.
  19. Paddle1 macrumors 68040

    May 1, 2013
    Genuinely expecting a very specific feature(s) is a recipe for disappointment. Also what exactly do you want on the home screen?
  20. pacorob macrumors 68000


    Apr 8, 2010
    the Netherlands
    I so agree with you there. See also my wishlist here and unfortunately not much of my wishlist was included in the iOS11 keynote other then Dock for Slide Over/Split View selection although I still wonder how it works on iPads and a partly adjusted Control Center for which I have a few remarks as well ;)

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