Could iOS 5 only be coming this fall? | TiPb
Well according to TiBP Apple is supposed to bring MAJOR changes to iOS in iOS 5 or 6. I think that this may be true. Apple know that Android is becoming a HUGE competitor and they want to change iOS to where Android users would want to switch. I don't know what kind of changes, maybe like home screen customizations. What do you think??
- 03-27-2011, 03:37 AM #2
- 03-27-2011, 05:06 AM #4
- 04-13-2011, 06:21 PM #5
- 05-31-2011, 10:23 AM #6
I have both - Droid X and iPhone4. Going from the Android system to the iOS platform was a jolt -- to get the flexibility native to the android system, you have to jailbreak iOS and download a ton of specialized apps (some of them in the $10 category!!) After a lot of work, time and money, my iPh4 is somewhat akin to the Droid X.
However, the major items I MISS with the iPh4:
-- a Back button
-- Google navigation on Maps (verbal)
-- few limits on customization
-- widgets, especially clocks and weather
-- the app tray
-- The fantastic abilities in Launcher Pro Plus
and on and on.
Advantages if iOS:
-- very good screen clarity, esp given it's only 3.5 in. or so
-- the multi-task hidden dock
-- apps that offer more goodies than the same one for Android (ex: wireless sync of data)
-- decent battery life, even with heavy use
Last July, there were only a few Android devices. Now, there are more than a hundred, with more each day it seems. IMO, choosing one for a two-year commitment has become extremely difficult. This is made even more problematic because many of the newer devices are running older versions of the operating system. It's getting to be a jungle of blurry choices, which makes the relative peace of the iPh's one quality device running the top iOS an appealing oasis in a frenzy world.Always learning ...
- 06-06-2011, 12:52 PM #7
I was keeping an eye on the wwdc at the ios5 updates, i find it funny that apple is now copying android with the pull down notification system.Personal: Sprint Galaxy Nexus LTE, Nexus 7 16gb tablet
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- 06-06-2011, 01:33 PM #8
- 06-06-2011, 02:08 PM #9
Well, it's nice to have competition. And the sincerest form of flattery is imitation.
Pull-down notifications window ---check
Wireless sync ---check
Tabbed browsing ---check
Cloud sync ---check
Widgets ---half check (stocks and weather in the pull-down window is a bit of a cop-out)
- 06-06-2011, 02:41 PM #10
- 06-06-2011, 04:20 PM #11
Maybe you guys need to look into it a bit more, but iCloud does some simply amazing stuff.
Like, seriously; Google is supposed to be the cloud-connected company, but Apple is totally killing them right now. Basically anything you do on the phone is synced across all of your devices, into the cloud, and then onto your Mac or PC.
- 06-06-2011, 04:45 PM #12
- 06-06-2011, 06:02 PM #13
You think apple wouldn't have researched this before bringing it to market? I don't see a patent for this that's been granted to Google, so they would have a mighty hard time suing apple. I think they'll try, but like apple, they're going to have an uphill battle.
That being said, there's only so many ways to do notifications. The webos kind is already patented, so they couldn't do that. That pretty much leaves only the android type.
We should all be flattered apple has a similar notification system. I used to be all about ios on my phone, but there's nothing I want in ios5. Underneath the new features, its the same old ios.
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- 06-07-2011, 02:40 AM #14
- 06-07-2011, 11:20 PM #15
I think these changes are great actually. Why because they fixed the places they were lacking. IMO there wasn't much to change but the things they did change so I applaud them. Plus this is always better for competition to come out with something betterHtc Evo> Htc Evo Shift> Htc Evo 3d> Htc Arrive>Nexus S