Who else would love this? *Poll*

iOS11 iPad-style dock on the iPhone?

  • Would love it!

    Votes: 36 58.1%
  • Don't want it.

    Votes: 26 41.9%

  • Total voters
    62

Feenician

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There’s some obvious problems with it, as it’s implemented on the iPad, scaled down to the phone.

The average iPad (lets define “average” as a 9.7 for the sake of argument) is more often than not used in landscape, and still significantly bigger than the average iphone (lets say the standard 6/6s/7) size. Even more so because that standard phone is only used in the home screen in portrait (landscape home screen is only available on plus size). That is to say, there really isn’t much more to include more icons of tappable size on it. First potential benefit down.

Then there’s the multitasking aspect of it. 1) It’s not implemented on phones 2) The spaces concept would be difficult to use on phone if it were. Strike 2

Finally, the gesture itself. Short swipe up brings up the dock while long swipe up from the bottom enters multitasking on iPad. There’s enough room for control centre and multitasking there. Doesn’t make sense on the phone. I guess it could be short for Dock and long for CC but again, not much utility with only 4 icons and no space for Handoff/Recent/Suggested icons. Strike 3 I think.


What I’m getting at is, I can’t really see the point. It could look more like the iPad dock on the home screen but that’s probably about it. I’d quit like that. I can’t really vote for your options though.
 

Cayden

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The biggest annoyance with this is that it would take two swipes up to get to control center. With the iPads you can do a four finger swipe up to access control center but this isn’t possible on an iPhone sized screen
 

-BigMac-

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The visual aspect? Yes. I've hated the post-iOS7 dock since it first released and the iOS11 floating dock is visually superior.

Functionality wise, no. It would be extremely cumbersome on my SE.
Yeh i was more asking about the visual aspect of the dock :) i personally dont like the flat simplistic look the dock 'bar' it is right now. Some more flair could be nice :)
 
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GreyOS

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Yep up for a floating dock for the visual side of it.

Sorry to derail but on iPad to the icons get smaller if you've got a lot of icons? thinking about rotating from landscape to portrait in particular
 
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jabingla2810

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The biggest annoyance with this is that it would take two swipes up to get to control center. With the iPads you can do a four finger swipe up to access control center but this isn’t possible on an iPhone sized screen
You don't need to do 2 swipes to get to control center on the iPad.

Just do 1 continuous extended swipe up!
 

fisherking

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Jul 16, 2010
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no harm in discussing these things, but apple is not going to implement this... to accomodate the desire of 13 people (at the moment i'm writing this); even if that number got to 13,000 on the poll. apple does what it chooses to do.
 

GreyOS

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no harm in discussing these things, but apple is not going to implement this... to accomodate the desire of 13 people (at the moment i'm writing this); even if that number got to 13,000 on the poll. apple does what it chooses to do.
you must be new here
 
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ThunderMasterMind

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I wish the background was gone completely, it annoys the crap out of me that it takes up so much space at the bottom of the home screen.

Sigh... I wish I would’ve never updated to 11 beta.
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-BigMac-

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no harm in discussing these things, but apple is not going to implement this... to accomodate the desire of 13 people (at the moment i'm writing this); even if that number got to 13,000 on the poll. apple does what it chooses to do.
haha maybe they wont, maybe they will.

I was the first person in the world to create a thread about an idea of Apple implementing 'iMessage on Mac' that thread got over 60,000 views, and some of the people absolutely slammed the idea. Turned out I was right, and was ahead of the ball :)

Not saying I will be right about this, but it doesn't hurt to speculate :)
 

BorderingOn

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Jun 12, 2016
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The biggest annoyance with this is that it would take two swipes up to get to control center. With the iPads you can do a four finger swipe up to access control center but this isn’t possible on an iPhone sized screen
I have a gift for you. As you swipe up to reveal the dock, continue swiping up!
 

betabeta

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Jun 28, 2013
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I would, I can certainly handle much smaller icons and would LOVE more apps within a thumbs reach. And I could see just dragging a little higher to get to control center.

I really would rather have unlimited and the ability to scroll back and forth, I hate having any controls or icons ear the top of the phone. Most of the time I lightly tape the home button to reach the top icons but what happens when the home button is gone?

So yeah, but scrolling and unlimited would be amazing.
 

Tom G.

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Jun 16, 2009
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In playing with the dock on my iPad Pro 12.9" unit I found out that you can mess things up by trying to put too many apps in the dock. I had apps that appeared to be stacked on top of other apps and then I could not open either.

Given the small real estate on the iPhone I feel this would cause many unforeseen problems. Just one small one is that if yo can really place as many apps as you want in the dock then especially on the iPhone you would quickly reach the point where the apps would be off the screen to the left or right and you'd have to scroll to find them.
 
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