What would be your ultimate iOS experience?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by byke, Dec 12, 2014.

  1. byke macrumors 6502a


    Mar 29, 2007
    LDN. UK
    Having tried Android and iOS - I must say that I no longer feel that iOS has a healthy advantage over Android. Don't get me wrong, both systems are plagued with issues. Its just the margin that separated the 2 no longer exists.

    In my ideal world I would like to see iOS go back to the drawing board, from iOS 6 and incorporate some functions and simplicity in design and use (not just minimal graphics). Actually I wish iOS 6 had become what MIUI V5 became in terms of design.

    What would be your hopes for the future of iOS?
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I'm kind of happy with iOS8. I don't see a need to blow it up and start over. I guess my needs are lot simpler.

    I've used Android (not the latest versions), and WP8.1 and while those had some distinct features iOS didn't have. I'd say that iOS has features android/WP8 didn't have.

    To put it another way, all the mobile operating systems have their own set of strengths and weaknesses. For me, iOS strengths line up to my needs quite well and its weaknesses are mitigated by my usage habits.
  3. Itzamna, Dec 12, 2014
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2014

    Itzamna macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2011
    The margin still exists... Taking in account that you need almost to double the specs of a Android phone to achieve the same performance, the gap is still there.

    Maybe you are speaking in terms of UI only?

    Plus, both OS's have their strengths and weakness, it all boils down to a matter of preference... ;)
  4. MasterRyu2011 macrumors 65816

    Aug 22, 2014
    What I love about iOS ever since the early days is that the design style is consistent everywhere. Apple does a great job of steering 3rd party developers to adopt the style of its native apps in terms of animation and design philosophy. The result is a very cohesive experience, whether you're using an Apple app or a 3rd party one. Google is doing a lot better in that front, but they're not there yet and it definitely shows when you use a low-profile non-Google app. Hopefully with the release of Lollipop, they are striving for that consistent design philosophy all over.
  5. nightlong macrumors 6502a


    Jun 16, 2012
    Ditto re: consistency with Apple and third-party apps. Also, so many great productivity apps are so cheap ...they have changed the way I work, in writing, music, photography, and much else.
  6. I7guy macrumors P6


    Nov 30, 2013
    Gotta be in it to win it
    Ditto re consistency. Even though I'm a new IOS user I feel the iPhone look is iconic. I don't like the look and feel of android although BB and windows I would use.

    IOS works well for me and would get another iphone in an instant.
  7. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    I'm pretty happy with it too. And I did both Android and Windows Phone aswell, and now that I have neither, I don't miss them.

    You feel like you need everything the other thing has until you actually finally get it.
  8. sw6lee macrumors regular

    Jun 4, 2013
    Just want it to be buttery smooth as pre-ios 7, or even iOS 7.1. Then I would be EXTREMELY happy I switched from Android. Now I'm thinking I made a mistake, as Lollipop is smoother than my iPad mini 2 with iOS 8.1.1. Dunno if 8.1.2 is as smooth as 7.1.2. Can't find info anywhere. I'm jailbroken, so I need feedback first..
  9. braddick macrumors 68040


    Jun 28, 2009
    Encinitas, CA
    iPhone 4 with the firmware of iOS 5 and the workings of an iPhone 6, delivered to be on the 7th.
  10. iososx macrumors 6502a


    Aug 23, 2014
    If only Apple would rewrite iOS giving it a proper multitasking system, it would be more competitive. I have nothing against iOS, yet there's a nagging feeling that based on my years as a customer, Apple can do so much better.

    Side by side my Nexus 6 is so much faster because of its efficient multitasking. In day to day use it's even more obvious.

    iPhones lack of a back button, no previous apps button, and a painfully slow mechanical home button as opposed to the reliable lightning fast capacitive buttons on the Nexus, well it's simply no contest.

    Now that Google Play has all the top of the line Apps that Apple does, plus being well designed, the app differences of the past are gone. In fact the Google Play Store makes it easier to find what you want faster than Apple's once superior counterpart.

    Google and Android have surged to the front. At least Apple is now following Google's lead. IOS is beginning to catch up.

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