Time to update the Interface

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by baconroll, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. baconroll macrumors member

    Jun 5, 2010
    Friend of mine owns the Samsung Wave - it's a seriously good phone, however I am waiting to get the iPhone 4 when I can get my hands on one in the UK. The thing that struck me about the Wave though was how nice and informative the home page is. Uncluttered with icons, notifications when you receive missed call/text etc. Full screen wallpaper with nothing else on it. Does anyone else think that a new interface/update for the iPhone is way overdue? Surely when they release the next software update it's not too difficult to allow more customisation for us iPhone owners? On the Wave you don't even have to unlock the phone to see if you missed an event. It's all there on the front screen. Just a thought.
  2. studio¹³¹ macrumors 6502


    Jul 31, 2009
  3. dulaney22 macrumors regular

    Sep 9, 2008
    You want what's new go with something other than apple.
  4. alecgold macrumors 65816


    Oct 11, 2007
    One of the first things that were able on the original iPhone when it was jailbroken was a locked/start screen that had notifications.
    I liked it too, it's very informative and useful. But so far Apple hasn't made any move that eve suggests it's going to change this. So I'm not holding my breath to wait for his. It might very well never come.

    For now I'm using my ip4 with a lot of joy and fun. It's so beautiful and useful. Fast and the screen makes everyone in the office drewl.
  5. cwubbels macrumors regular


    Sep 24, 2008
    If you are looking for something other than the current iOS4 design, I would use a different device for a couple years as I highly doubt a revamp of the GUI will happen anytime soon.

    Or you could jailbreak...
  6. JediZenMaster Suspended


    Mar 28, 2010
    LOL your comparing the Samsung Wave which uses that crappy ass Bada OS which is more locked down than any mobile OS out there to the iOS?

    The Bada OS looks like something a blind code monkey designed.
  7. puggles macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2010
    Didn't apple just hire the person who designed the notification system for palm pre? Something is coming but dont hold your breath.
  8. Leftyum macrumors newbie

    Jul 2, 2010
    The apple interface is to lure completely dumb non-Windows users. You touch and ur done. This will never change. You want something that actually makes you think you're holding something pretty advanced and actually takes some sort of skill to wield? Wrong device. The damn icons actuallly WIGGLE for crying out loud. It's a slap in the face if you're anywhere near tech savvy.
  9. WeegieMac Guest


    Jan 29, 2008
    Glasgow, UK
    When I got my iPhone 4 I put the Snow Leopard wallpaper on it and left just Messages and Phone in the dock on either side of a Folder with all the other default iPhone apps in it ... for about an hour I liked it.

    I went back to the original, iconic, home screen set up ... I like how the iPhone interface looks, it's one of the reasons for buying the product. Not to use the cliche, but it really does just work.
  10. BudgetBaby macrumors member

    Jun 22, 2010
    Agree, agree, agree, agree, agree, agree, agree, agree, agree!

    It's the reason I haven't bought the iP4. If someone looked into a crystal ball and could tell me that the iP5 will have the same interface too, I'd go and buy an HTC Desire tomorrow.

    But I'm willing to keep my 3GS for another year cos I simply cannot believe that Apple can roll out a fifth version of the iPhone that's still essentially the same as the first whilst Samsung, HTC etc. continue to innovate.
  11. Fernandez21 macrumors 601


    Jun 16, 2010
    Yes, I agree that ios is starting to get long in the tooth. However it is still one of the best os out there and has a ton of support from 3rd parties (apps, cases, docs, ect.) plus the hardware is what kept me with the iPhone.
  12. WeegieMac Guest


    Jan 29, 2008
    Glasgow, UK
    This is what I played around with, but for some reason it just doesn't "feel" like an iPhone when set up like this ... the grid view of the apps is almost iconic.


  13. dalen3 macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2007
    Yeah, they really need to update some things. Better notifications for example (they actually just hired the guy from palm that was working on that nice notification system from webos). Also, some info on the lockscreen and the homescreen would be nice. For example if the weather app icon would show the actual temperature would be nice, instead of constant "sunny 73".
    But as anything with apple, it will take time. This way they can update little by little and say every other year: "the best iPhone ever"
  14. xmtgx macrumors regular

    Jun 21, 2010
    Jailbreak when its released, its the only way I'd keep it. the default screen is just to plain compared to android OS
  15. dissdnt macrumors 65816


    Aug 3, 2007
    I think in 5.0 we're gonna see some nice changes. They hired the designer of the notification system from Palm which is gonna bring some nice features I'm sure.
  16. rotobadger macrumors 65816


    Sep 18, 2007
    Yeah, I'm with the Jailbreak comments. There's so much more you can do when you're not locked down. Change icons, sounds, etc.
  17. chembox macrumors 6502a

    Feb 17, 2010
  18. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    I'm a non-Windows user. Have been since Vista. My interface is anything but completely dumb:


    And by the way: I like the iPhone interface better than anything Windows Phone has come up with. Remember when people like you made fun of the iPhone for lacking copy and paste? Yeah, thought so.

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