What's the point of the new app switcher?

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  1. kmj2318 macrumors 68000

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    Is it just for looks or does it work differently? Also, are the contact shortcuts still there?
     
  2. scapegoat81 macrumors 6502a

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    Looks more modern ? I don't know, but I do know that I'm tired of double clicking my home button to access this screen though
     
  3. Richardgm macrumors 6502a

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    Nope.
     
  4. chrf097 macrumors 68040

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    Pretty much to look pretty. It's functionality use is only on the Air 2.
     
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    The Contacts "Favorites" are nowhere to be found. The "Recents" now appear on the Search screen.
     
  8. Nikhil72 macrumors 6502a

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    One thing I'm excited for is the addition of command tab with Bluetooth keyboards.
     
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    Hm, I just tried that and it didn't do anything. Is it supposed to open the usual app switcher?
     
  11. TheColtr macrumors regular

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    I have a feeling that something big is coming. Apple doesn't change things like that an leave a ton of space (on the right side) for no reason.
     
  12. hlfway2anywhere macrumors 65816

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    because it isn't necessary.
     
  13. jsmith189 macrumors 65816

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    It's annoying to get used to because it jumps around in basically the opposite direction lol. I can see what they're doing with it though.

    Would be helpful though.
     
  14. hlfway2anywhere macrumors 65816

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    in what way? there's no reason to "close" those apps because they're just screenshots of apps that are suspended in the background anyway. having a button to clear them all would only encourage bad user habits that would be detrimental to the iOS user experience.
     
  15. Apple blogger macrumors 6502a

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    But y did they move from scrolling left to scrolling right??? They made it untraditional ... And I don't like the feeli since it should have been the other way round
     
  16. Prof. macrumors 601

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    how so?
     
  17. Paradoxally macrumors 65816

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    You're not supposed to do that. Seriously, it's been 5 years since iOS 4 (that brought multitasking) and people still don't know you shouldn't close the damn apps because that way you'll waste more battery.
     
  18. Prof. macrumors 601

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    This is the first I'm hearing about this.
     
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    What he meant was alt-tab to switch apps like on Mac or even Windows.
     
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    Hmm, at my end Option-Tab just inserts a tab character (as does Shift-Tab). Command-Tab does nothing.
     
  22. redheeler macrumors 603

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    I, for one, don't need it. Since the apps there don't actually run in the background on iOS, I just leave them alone. I've definitely surprised a few people with the amount of "open" apps in my app switcher :p
     
  23. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Really
     
  24. Prof. macrumors 601

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    Yes, really. Why is that so hard to understand?
     
  25. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Because it's be well documented for a long time. Not picking holes just genuinely surprised this is still unknown
     

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