What did you want to see in iOS 5, but did not see anyway?

What did you want to see in iOS 5, but did not see anyway?
Apple’s iOS 5 was finally made official after Scott Forstall, vice president of the company’s iOS division, announced it in front of a crowd of privileged attendees. The major iOS release brings along about 200 new features with the 10 most significant improvements demonstrated at WWDC, including better notifications, Twitter integration and iMessage.

However, we suppose that some of the features you were wishing to get added to iOS 5 did not make an appearance at WWDC yesterday. Perhaps, some of you wanted true homescreen widget support, or FaceTime over 3G, or why not even some other changes, more radical than these. Now is the moment for you to share with us what features you wanted to see in iOS 5, but did not see being announced anyway. Feel free to express your opinion in the comments below!

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103 Comments

1. toottoot unregistered

ability to wipe OS and install WP7 or Android or WebOS

23. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

great contribution. like most of the comments below, simpleton, fandroid idiocy. apple offers interface and simplicity, which is amazing for less tech savvy people. get over it. the added functionality (most of it borrowed) is great for the people that choose it. iOS is incredibly far from inferior though. i can also assure you that there will be more come this fall, especially exclusively for the iphone 5.

53. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

lmao did u jst mention wp7 and webOS

78. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

well since the iphone sucks so much to u why dont u just buy a different phone? and although i wud have liked to see a new multitasking ui, multifl0w perfectly suffices... oh and can anyone tell me why all u fandroids are bitching that the iphone copied all ur features when those are things u bitched that the iphone didnt have...

2. Jam unregistered

It's the same interface since 5 years ago; Apple just added some simple functions. Maybe the only useful is the notification center. Take a look for example the new HTC sense 3

17. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Exactly, this is the same OS from the original iPhone, just with some tweaks and "ideas" borrowed from Android & Windows OS's. I just hope that iSheep don't think that this is something "new" invented by Apple. I just had to show someone at the office who has an iPhone 4 that the "notification" introduction to iOS is not an Apple original. She is NOT an iSheep, she is just a normal or regular customer if you will. I showed her my HTC Evo 4G & she was like "wow that makes sense, it's so easy and simple". Then she was like "Android had this already?" So my point is that many Apple customers may not be aware that there is better out there because they just see an Apple logo on a phone & think it must be awesome! She said she will be visiting her AT&T store to look "closely" at Android phones. She played with my HTC Evo 4G & loved the size & the functionality of the HTC sense UI. I explained that with Android you can have different UI’s & she liked the “idea” of choice. I told her to look at Android phones from HTC, Samsung, & Motorola. I think she is going to be pleasantly surprised! I feel like I did my good deed of the day! lol

18. GALAXY-S unregistered

So true most of Apple owners dont know there are phones way better than the iphone or apple products.. When i was with apple most people didnt even know why they bought the product all or even knew if Itunes existed all they knew it had an apple logo and thats why they bought it.. But im glad apple is finally catching up to date with tech, now it gives my isheep buddy a bit more to talk about

19. droidman1978 unregistered

Agreed. People buy into these stupid commercials that Apple has. For example, "if you don't have an IPhone, then you don't have IBooks. So you don't have a bookstore in your pocket." BS! Android devices can do all the same things, just in a different and alot of times better way. I have kindle, nook, kobo, and google books. Apple is right i don't have IBooks, but i have many other choices. It doesn't have to be Apple to do it. Just like it doesn't have to be ford or chevy, do quit trying to say that if you don't have an IPhone you're going to burn in hell!

24. Jam unregistered

Apple and RIM, have the same problem: both are losing innovation!! The tight integration between HTC and Android it's really better.

110. iamjase unregistered

OMG! how dare a company attempt to *market* their product!

55. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

I swear you guys come up with all the excuses in the book. Many people are 100% aware of the products out there. And if they aren't then blame that on Motorola or HTC and not Apple. And many people who have Android don't even know how to use it. I'm sure I know more about Android than the average user and yet I still choose iPhone. And according to many cellphone review sites, there aren't many (if any) phones that beat the iPhone. But oh wait.....every single one of those sites are all biased or Apple is paying them or they're brainwashed or they never used an Android device before or they're all apple fanboys or they're all dumb or they don't have the time to think for themselves or they don't know anything about phones or or or or. Stop whining guys, lol. A lot of people migrate from Android to iOS so that should tell you guys sometihng. Apple is filling the gaps quickly, but when is Android going to start working. The main reason why I wanted Android was the notification system and now that's canceled. The main reason why I prefer iPhone is the app store, but I don't see google making any progress at all to challenge/change that. That's the real problem right there. And for the record, the only OS that changed its OS is Windows Mobile. Android hasn't changed its OS at all, it's the same exact thing since the G1. And I just looked up HTC Sense 3.0 as comment #2 suggested and that is not an OS change.

49. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

you're such an idiot. Do you not understand that android was basically made trying to be like the iPhone. They've taken so much from the iPhone. Android "borrowed" app store pinch to zoom webkit browser that Apple open sources screen app layout Apple was the first all touch device I believe so every android phone that's been all touch has been a copy Guess what it doesn't bother me because I'm happy with my iPhone and don't care if android takes stuff from Apple or the other way around.

50. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

taco50 you are right, but the problem here is that Apple takes people to court because they DON'T want people to copy them. So to be a hypocritical company is just something that needs to be called out. Apple is full of sh*t to do this when they are so anti-copy. All these BS lawsuits because of copying & NOW Apple has the balls to do exactly what the sue people for is incredible. Since you are an iSheep do you think Google should take a page from Apple & sue Apple for the copying of the notification & other features from Android & Windows? I am curious to see what you will respond!

69. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

I think if Google thinks they have a legitimate legal case then they should. Companies have a right to protect themselves. I think if you knew more of the history of Apple you may understand better why they're sue happy. Microsoft basically stole a bunch of their ideas in the 80's and became succesful that way so Apple is very protective now based on that experience.

96. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Ok I will humor you. I understand Apple is so protective because of past scars. Sure BUT if that is Apple's history as you are claiming then it makes the copying of other companies material even more offensive. Apple is succumbing to what they are against & it's just so hypocritical that it's ludicrous. It's so bogus that they have the audacity to sue anyone when they are now DOING what they don't want to be done to them! If Apple wants to copy people then fine do it, but at least drop the lawsuits so you don't look like a hypocritical, schizophrenic company. I mean this DOES cast a bad light on Apple’s behalf! How can a judge side with Apple when they are doing exactly what they don't want other companies to do to them!

61. J-sun unregistered

Exaclty this lady seen my Galaxy S She was like omg look at that phone the screen it looks great im getting ripped off by apple she called her friend over who had one they well so amazed

64. AppleFanboy

Posts: 142; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

you mean because the cheap ass korean copy of the iPhone is cheaper???

79. bonesb unregistered

And the 17 geeks posting here think they’re superior. Millions of people don’t give a shit what you think, Apple’s rolling in the dough, and you guys aren’t even getting laid. Yep, just go away. Please.

95. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

bonesb. Your geek self is here posting BS too right? So let me guess you are not getting laid also huh? Yes I think YOU should go away. Please. lol Is this guy even serious! You are such a hypocrite. lol Did you really come up with that by yourself? lol

25. AppleFUD unregistered

"It's the same interface since 5 years ago" At least 15 years ago. . . palm had a grid of icons ;)

3. doubler86

Posts: 320; Member since: Jan 26, 2011

Something new that's not already on another OS lol

4. fsjon

Posts: 120; Member since: Sep 03, 2009

Ability to change it to vertical scrolling spring board...like the app drawer in Android.

5. JayLeBlanc

Posts: 33; Member since: May 16, 2011

THIS. The most annoying thing about iOS is that every screen is just a 4x4 block of icons. Why can't we have customizable screens with widgets like android, and only have a giant block of apps if we want to pull one up?

11. Rich unregistered

yup... i dont have an apple... but when im apple bashing my friends iphone this is the one HUGE thing that i bash. most of them just say "i dont care, i dont want to arrange my icons myself" but deep down i know that if they were able to, they would.

26. Xpple unregistered

You can have that. . . just buy an Android phone. Seriously, the Galaxy S II combines the best of both.

6. lzs unregistered

The originality of Apple

7. EFchris91

Posts: 22; Member since: Jun 25, 2010

Widgets, Or something kinda like dashboard for Mac.

8. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

I don't know if there was anything particular I wanted to see. What would have been sweet, though, was if Apple either hadn't ripped off of all of their competitors, or announced that they were dropping all of the lawsuits they have against everyone else.

48. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Why didn't you respond to my comment showing android took a webkit browser that was developed by Apple? Can't admit when you're wrong?

52. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

No. I got a call telling me that my father had a heart attack last night and lost my taste for the current argument we were having.

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