What would you do with an extra 100 odd pixels

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  1. applehippy macrumors newbie

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    • more icons
    • widgets
    • dedicated notification space
    • quick web search

    presuming the leaked images are true and we do get a longer screen what do u guys think the extra space on top/bottom will be used for while on the home screen? id like to think they would use it to put something other than more icons, but dont really see that happening... what do u think?

    also what would you use the extra space for if given the chance?
     
  2. Theclamshell macrumors 68030

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    I like your last 2 suggestions. Personally, I'm just happy to have the space to watch porn :p
     
  3. ixodes macrumors 601

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    Gosh I'd be so impressed I'd be speechless for days.

    Once recovered I might view a movie to see what's it's like on the huge new widescreen iPhone.
     
  4. MacDevil7334 macrumors 6502a

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    The main reason I would like a larger screen would be to make it easier to type in portrait mode. Since the width of the screen looks to be unchanged, I think I'll be sitting his generation out unless those extra vertical pixels turn out to be for something really cool. And no, being able to watch a movie in 16:9 ratio definitely does not count. Ever since I got an iPad, my iPhone has been my movie player of last resort (especially with the atrocious battery life of the 4S).
     
  5. Ed91 macrumors 6502

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    I'm not sure Apple wants to encourage users to google, though. They'd much rather you ask Siri for information, which will search google as a last resort.

    If Apple moved Spotlight to the top row of the first home screen, I may be inclined to use it more (think how search is at the top of Launchpad). This would also free up a page to the left of the home screen for another use if Apple saw fit.

    They'll probably just add another row of icons, though.
     
  6. Arran, Aug 21, 2012
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    Dedicated multitasking bar? No more awkward double-clicking of the home button to switch between running apps.

    With the bar always visible at the bottom of the screen (even when apps are using the remainder of the screen to run in iOS's traditional full-screen mode) swapping between recent apps would be easy, obvious and instantaneous. It would work a bit like tabbed browsing - but with the tabs on the bottom and presented as app icons.
     
  7. Menel macrumors 603

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    What if Apple *gasp* gave the user options for that space based on their own preferences!

    Row of icons
    Multitasking tray
    Spotlight
    Volume
    Brightness
    Weather
    Stock ticker
    Tweet/FB buttons
    bt/wifi/airplane controls
    Etc
     
  8. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    Think I'd put mine in the bank or save for a mortgage.
     
  9. Tom8 macrumors 6502a

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    Not sure how well the dedicated multi-tasking area would work. I imagine it'd be incredible annoying if you were pulled out of an app because part of your thumb/finger accidentally clipped the app switcher.
     
  10. ixodes macrumors 601

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    Upon further consideration I'd sell them to an iBuyer :D
     
  11. Ed91 macrumors 6502

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    I agree. It also totally negates the larger screen, as it would always be showing the multi-tasking tray. I think Apple will probably use a slide-in gesture from the bottom to open the multitasking tray instead. It just makes more sense.
     
  12. iBreatheApple macrumors 68020

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    I don't know if it's because I've been up for 24 hours and am delirious, but I was rolling at this comment. :D
     
  13. Arran, Aug 21, 2012
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    That's a really good point.

    However, because switching will be instantaneous (with no time-sucking animation) you'd be able to immediately switch back to where you were. Minimal annoyance - just like tabbed browsing.

    Alternatively, put the multitasking tray at the top of the screen. As a design precedent, this is exactly where Apple puts the "Tap to return to call" function when you temporarily step out of an active phone call. That's fast multi-tasking of a sort, yes?
     
  14. phr0ze macrumors 6502a

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    They could put the Audio controls and portrait lock there, then you could swipe left or right. (Bring up task switcher and swipe left to right.)

    So to switch tasks you would swipe, then choose. It could go back to the audio after that.

    Better yet, they could make the already existing tray allow you to swipe to get to audio and tasks instead of making you double click.
     
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  16. party macrumors member

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    All of this seems very unlikely.

    But I seriously hope this was true!!!:D
     
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  18. Reason077 macrumors 68000

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    As a developer, I plan to use the extra space to display additional ads in all my apps.
     
  19. OMGbrandon macrumors 6502

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    Same exact thing, cause the UI will be the EXACT same.
     
  20. BRussell macrumors member

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    I'll be using mine to display black bars on the 99+% of apps that aren't updated.
     

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