So what can we realistically expect from IOS 5?

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  1. Risco macrumors 68000

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    There does not seem to much real info about it, other than a alleged total redesign. So what can we realistically expect out of it? I mean it is in a serious need of an update, especially the stock apps. I like IOS, but it is very restrictive when it comes to customization.

    So will we finally see movable desktop icons, rather than the current icon pages? It is obvious that navigation needs to be built in to compete with google, microsoft and Nokia. We also need better stock apps! I mean seriously, other than financial bods who ever uses the stocks app? The youtube app is drastically out of date as well!

    I personally want something that looks and feels less restrictive ( fully customizable ) Has better stock apps and has a better form of multitasking more akin to say how macbooks do it with with expose!
     
  2. The Californian macrumors 68040

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5)

    I'm pretty stoked for WWDC to see what it looks like.
     
  3. irDigital0l Guest

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    Updated lockscreen
    Improved notification system
    Dynamic Icons/Widgets
    Improved voice control
    Micro-HDMI out
    Facetime over 3G
    Cloud-based service
    Improved multitasking system
    Improved Calender functionality
    Redesigned folders
    Custom alert sounds for MMS, email, etc…
    Landscape mode with lock feature
    Better autocorrect & customizable dictionary
    More Airplay and Airprint features
    Updated Icons
    Folder size increased to 16
    (like iOS 4, prolly apps will have some changes)
    Improved Mail
    Improved Safari
    Improved Messages
    Improved YouTube
    Improved Notes
    Improved Weather
    Improved Calender
    Improved Voice Memos
    Improved Stocks
    Improved Maps
    Improved GameCenter
    Improved iBooks
     
  4. Djlild7hina macrumors 6502a

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    would love this
     
  5. Dumbledorelives macrumors 6502

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    I don't really see what's wrong with notes, iBooks...a lot of the stock apps are just fine. Except maps.


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  6. mbl1 macrumors newbie

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    Will it be available for the iPhone 4 or will it be strictly for the iPhone 5?
     
  7. SirStrumalot macrumors 6502

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    Pretty sure it'll support i4 since that's what it's currently being tested on.
     
  8. SL4VE macrumors 6502

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    whatever happens theres going to be 100 new improvements/changes.
     
  9. Dr Kevorkian94 macrumors 68020

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    Good question. Rumor says that iOS 5 will be a major revamp of the whole OS. So believing that, i have no idea what's to come.

    But realistically speaking, i'm expecting a notification system at least. :p
     
  11. Risco thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I think if Apple are to delay a new iPhone launch, then a new IOS would be the perfect distraction.
     
  12. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    It will run on the 4 for sure.
     
  13. eastercat macrumors 68040

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    This sounds more like a wish-list, than realistic expectations for ios 5.

    BTW, micro HDMI out is hardware-related, not software. Learn to read. :rolleyes:
     
  14. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    Seriously? Was that really necessary?
     
  15. Born Again macrumors regular

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    Let's see -

    Lockinfo type lockscreen
    Bitesms type messenger
    Cytacts type visual address
    Sbs settings type favorite quick settings
    Elert type email notification

    Better typing recognition ? I can't be the only one still making spelling errors and incorrectly replaced words! Let us add words we want!


    Thoughts?
     
  16. eastercat macrumors 68040

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    Yes. I am sick and tired of people posting their hardware wish lists when the OP asked about realistic expectations in ios 5.
    I call it RTFPost

    ETA: I don't think you'd appreciate it if you needed help with your iphone, but someone posts, the iphone needs over the air synching in your post. That doesn't help your problem, now does it?
     
  17. From A Buick 8 macrumors 68040

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    I would like to see notes updated to also serve as a todo list with alerts.
     
  18. LoganT macrumors 68020

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    I could see some sort of file system. Steve Jobs at D8 in 2010 said this,

    "Working on better ways to share content, maybe file system access (said “a lot of things” being worked on)."
     
  19. gdjsnyder macrumors 6502a

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    While the HDMI port would be hardware, the software needs to support HDMI out also. Currently, 1080p isn't supported by the software so it would need to get fixed.

    I am sick and tired of people feeling a need to bash people to make themselves seem like a better person.
     
  20. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    Yeah, but that doesn't really apply here if you didn't notice.
     
  21. iApples macrumors 65816

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    Hopefully this is done.
     
  22. johndallas999 macrumors 6502a

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    Does anyone think it's possible that they'll redesign the OS layout to have something other than 20 icons spaced out across the screen? That's looking kinda week.
     
  23. SeaChange, May 14, 2011
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    If you jailbreak your phone like I do does the OS really matter? I have a lot of these "improvements" already from Cydia.
     
  24. LoganT macrumors 68020

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    I and others would rather it be done professionally by Apple.
     
  25. alectheking macrumors 6502a

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    My iPad 2 would beg to differ.
     

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