Rethinking the App Switcher

Bigserver1

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That looks sick. Especially the settings element.

Do want. Please Apple, make this a part of 6.1!
 
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Cougarcat

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As someone in the comments there says, Apple
will never make the recently used apps look like that bc it gives the impression they are running.

Settings looks great, though.
 
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SR71

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As someone in the comments there says, Apple
will never make the recently used apps look like that bc it gives the impression they are running.

Settings looks great, though.
The current setup of the app switcher already gives that impression. It just shows all of your apps next to each other, giving the user the impression that all of those apps are running, using battery, and overall just making the device slower.
 
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Cougarcat

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The current setup of the app switcher already gives that impression. It just shows all of your apps next to each other, giving the user the impression that all of those apps are running, using battery, and overall just making the device slower.
I agree, but this just makes it worse.

All Apple has to do though is make the tray a bit bigger and label it like a folder. Call it "recent apps," like in OS X.
 
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yegon

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6.1?

Good luck even getting that in iOS8.
Haha, sad but true.

This is why I hope the 5 gets jb'd sooner rather than later. I really miss NCsettings, Zephyr and Switchy :(. They don't do exactly what the link shows, but they're halfway there.
 
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dmelgar

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Don't like the idea of the elongated apps. Makes it look like thats what the screen looks like now. But its not. The app is likely no longer running and will relaunch. Its worse to pretend to do something and not do it.
 
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Cougarcat

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Don't like the idea of the elongated apps. Makes it look like thats what the screen looks like now. But its not. The app is likely no longer running and will relaunch. Its worse to pretend to do something and not do it.
Apps that have their states saved could look like that, while the ones that are completely closed could just be icons like they are now.
 
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SwisströM

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toggles... toggles it's what the iphone needs most. And NFC (used properly and not only for useless things like on most android devices).
 
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luqtotheman

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I can't stand the fact that every time I want to turn wifi on/off I have to dig into the settings!!!!

They need to add it into the multitask bar like the link above shows or into the notification center.

The notification center should be more customizable. I would rather have plenty of other things instead of a stock ticket. for example, a Espn scoreboard for the sports or major games you select.
 
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darkside flow

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Love this concept especially for the music player and the toggles. App switcher isn't really an issue for me as it usually just shows what I have on my home screen.
 
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TM WAZZA

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I can't stand the fact that every time I want to turn wifi on/off I have to dig into the settings!!!!

They need to add it into the multitask bar like the link above shows or into the notification center.

The notification center should be more customizable. I would rather have plenty of other things instead of a stock ticket. for example, a Espn scoreboard for the sports or major games you select.
You mean like this
 

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aleni

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the screenshot of the apps in the multitasking bar is useless and wastes Ram. i rather have 2 bars of icons in the multitasking bar and it means less swiping.

the settings, complete artist info and the brightness slider make sense and would be great if apple decided to put it in into iOS 6.1
 
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Gathomblipoob

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Haha, sad but true.

This is why I hope the 5 gets jb'd sooner rather than later. I really miss NCsettings, Zephyr and Switchy :(. They don't do exactly what the link shows, but they're halfway there.
Think about it - all things happen sooner than later :D
 
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Applejuiced

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At the iPhone hacks section.
We got way better chances to see that with a JB package than wait for Apple to implement it and other usefull toggles to turn on and off without having to go through multiple settings pages.
 
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