Apple may be having problems with iOS 7

The discontent with iOS is evident. Even those who are the most ardent Apple fans, and flock to sites like MacRumors, are beginning to bore of the design of iOS. Ever since 2007, when Steve Jobs unveiled the future, the basic design has remained the same: a grid of apps. Competitors, like Android and Windows Phone, have invented new paradigms, such as widgets and Live Tiles. If Apple doesn't do something with iOS soon, users may leave the platform in search of new waters.

In a Branch conversation between John Gruber of Daring Fireball, Rene Ritchie from iMore, MG Siegler, Tim Stevens from Engadget and Matthew Panzarino from The Next Web, Gruber revealed that Apple may be running behind on iOS 7 development, forcing them to pull engineers from the OS X division to help.

What I've heard: iOS 7 is running behind, and engineers have been pulled from OS X 10.9 to work on it. (Let me know if you've heard this song before.)

Back in 2007, Apple had to delay the release of OS X 10.5 "Leopard" because extra engineering was required for iOS. Gruber also stated that engineers working on the new iOS operating system were required to have a "sort of polarizing filter" on their iPhone screen to prevent colleagues seeing the redesign (Gruber described it as a "rather significant system-wide UI overhaul.") Clayton Morris, Fox News anchor, weighed in, agreeing with Gruber, and adding that he had heard employees had been moved from their "non-profit generating projects" to work on "high priority software projects," i.e. iOS 7. 

Throughout the conversation, many made references to the changes in iOS 7, especially in terms of design. MG Siegler said the hold up for iOS was "perhaps not shocking given the [sic] all the changes up top." The Wall Street Journal previously reported that changes to iOS 7 would be "pretty conservative," contrasting with the general opinion of those involved in the Branch chat. 

Siegler also talked about "whispers" he'd heard regarding a new "biometric scanner" embedded in the iPhone. Siegler, and Panzarino, both claim to have heard that Apple will introduce a new way of paying for products, possibly integrated with Passbook. Siegler also claimed the Passbook team are in a "shambles," possibly because of the firing of Scott Forstall, the head of iOS development. 

According to those involved in the chat, iOS 7 will be revealed at Apple's 2013 WWDC in June, alongside the iPhone 5S. 

Source: Branch | Image via GHDiscount.com 

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Please please PLEASE don't take anyone from the iTunes dev team. Those developers need shooting lol (the bit about shooting them was a joke)

I suppose they will need to change design for OSX if they change design for iOS.
And the design will trickle down to their web pages and services.
So being "pretty conservative", they are trying not make drastic changes to need to change that many things?

Somehow mixing their favourite skeuomorphism with the almost-flat style thats 'in' now?

Oh, so let me get this right, Apple is saying they need more developers on iOS 7?

Hell, they have needed that for many years. Because using one year to add another row of icons and just copy the Android notification bar and just tweak it the Apple's way isn't something many developers should use one year to do.

If Apple actually have alot of developers on iOS, then they should have done those kind of thing many years ago and updated the UI and given the iOS users way way more options and functionality.

Seems to me that the iOS team consist of like 4-5 peoples with little skills in developing an operation system.Maybe that's the reason the development of iOS have been stale for the last 4 years?

Apple should do a massive revamp to iOS7 not because iOS6 is bad but because Apple know what is the main target :current users. If ios7 is equal to ios7 then, people will stick with their old phone for another year.

Brony said
Apple should do a massive revamp to iOS7 not because iOS6 is bad but because Apple know what is the main target :current users. If ios7 is equal to ios7 then, people will stick with their old phone for another year.
I don't think they should do a huge change, but instead, something in the middle.

Even if iOS7 is similar to iOS6, I just can't see users deserting the iPhone in the sorts of volumes being talked about in the article. Of all the people I know who use iPhones (and there are a lot of them!) none of them ever make comments about the OS lacking features - they love the handset, they love the OS.. it does everything they want.

Endless new features are, IMHO, really only for those who like to be bleeding edge. Honestly I don't pick up a smart phone today and think it REALLY needs even more technology packing into it. General customer satisfaction, investment in the eco system (apps, iTunes content) will keep the majority of customers on the iPhone regardless of whether iOS7 is a revolutionary or evolutionary update.

And my usual disclaimer here.. I'm not an Apple fanboy. My personal phone is a Windows Phone, and my tablet is a Nexus 7.

Still don't care. new design means new problems and stability issues on the top of its existing. iOS is proud of its apps, android thinks is the best OS but is the least stable one. I don't know when Microsoft wants to add some kick-ass feature to beat everyone else but I wait for that day. I think Windows is the most stable os off all 3.

Each has its ups and downs. WP is the least resource hungry, but the apps are kinda lacking. Android is very flexible, but it can become unstable. iOS has the best app ecosystem, but there is next to no customization with it.

OS 9 worked, why make OSX? The fact is that looking at the Iphone and looking at an old picture of a palm pilot screen you don't see much difference, in fact, it is pretty much that (no innovation points for that UI in my book. The interface in the Iphone was pre-existing art. It was used in all Palm OS and Windows Mobile.

While Android has taken the whole experience to a different level with widgets and lock screen customisation (which can be traced back to the today screen in Windows Mobile devices) and MS has gone for the live tiles concept, IOS has not moved the mobile space paradigm.

We have come to a time where information is coming at us from every corner and Android and Windows mobile 8 have addressed that by making sure that you don't have to go into an application to get that information, both OS are moving (MS has gone all the way actually) to the 'it's about data stupid, not apps' while Apple has not, your data/information is still locked inside applications which you have to open to interact with, which is the wrong interface paradigm for our 'immediate response' world, it is behind the times (and suffers from some glaring UX issues such as no direct access to basic operation changes such as turning wifi or bluetooth off without going to the settings).

It may work at a basic level, so did a horse with regards to transport, yet as needs evolved, functionality and methods of use changed to cars, planes, space shuttles, you name it

They need to "hype" it up, or the rabid users won't stand in line to get it, be they apple, android, or whoever. It's the "need" for a new toy, something shiny & new to drive the market, regardless of if it will fill a need or just a craving. I swear, some cell phone users are worse than drug junkies, always looking for the next point release to fill their cravings, even if it screws up their device. When they get a leaked copy of something, they have to plaster it all over the social sites just to feel special.
We've done such a disservice to the youth....helicopter parenting is killing them, and they don't even know it.

I'm no fan of Apple but I seriously don't understand why people are so anal about a mobile OS needing to change every year. At the end of the day it's still just a phone and as long as you can say the smartphone's OS can do everything you need it to do, what other changes would they need other than the normal optimization.

When the topic is UI, "change every year" is an exaggeration on your part just to make a point. At this point, a UI change would be after _six_ years.

macrosslover said
I'm no fan of Apple but I seriously don't understand why people are so anal about a mobile OS needing to change every year.
I don't know why anyone using any platform would want changes every year. I think at least every 3-4 years maybe, but not every single year.

Honestly, the news about iOS is overblown. Yes, it is missing widgets feature, but if Apple is to implement such feature, it has to make sure that widgets don't drain battery like drinking cool-aids under Android.
I would know because I have iPhone 5 and Samsung Nexus Stock Android device side by side...and more than once, Android complains about low battery in < 5% range (that's a full 100% charge down to 5% in a matter of 4 to 5 hours...with no running apps, just widgets, like Weather, iHeartRadio, etc).

ThunderRiver said,
Honestly, the news about iOS is overblown. Yes, it is missing widgets feature, but if Apple is to implement such feature, it has to make sure that widgets don't drain battery like drinking cool-aids under Android.
I would know because I have iPhone 5 and Samsung Nexus Stock Android device side by side...and more than once, Android complains about low battery in < 5% range (that's a full 100% charge down to 5% in a matter of 4 to 5 hours...with no running apps, just widgets, like Weather, iHeartRadio, etc).

There is something wrong with your device, it may be some third party background apps, A jellybean phone with no apps running must have atleast 2-4 days battery life.

ThunderRiver said,
Honestly, the news about iOS is overblown. Yes, it is missing widgets feature, but if Apple is to implement such feature, it has to make sure that widgets don't drain battery like drinking cool-aids under Android.
I would know because I have iPhone 5 and Samsung Nexus Stock Android device side by side...and more than once, Android complains about low battery in < 5% range (that's a full 100% charge down to 5% in a matter of 4 to 5 hours...with no running apps, just widgets, like Weather, iHeartRadio, etc).

Widget that uses push notification insteal of pulling like android does would be great, Windows Phone already does it using Live tiles. but I hear you.

ThunderRiver said
Honestly, the news about iOS is overblown. Yes, it is missing widgets feature, but if Apple is to implement such feature, it has to make sure that widgets don't drain battery like drinking cool-aids under Android.
That's one of my favorite things about iOS. The operating system is efficient in the sense that it doesn't reduce the battery life as easy as with Android. That's why I'm glad that Apple controls the software and the hardware. I've used Android before and I tried it for a day without using any background apps at all, and it barely made it through. Mind you, the device was almost 2 years old, so that might of played a part. But that wasn't the only device I've tried for that issue though.

I've got an old Samsung Captivate running Cyanogenmod 10.1 (Jelly Bean 4.1.2) and the battery lasts all day. Granted, I've tweaked some things to make it so, like using a black background and only running a clock widget (which I actually think I may get rid of since there is a clock in the corner anyway). But even with apps running in the background, it lasts all day and even until the next afternoon. It may not be my daily driver (that's my Lumia 920), but it's still holding it's own.

As a fan of modern UI I already though iOS looks outdated back in 2010. Of course I am aware that some people like virtual wood and other graphic effects on their device so I always doubted that the majority shared my sentiment.

But now I'm starting to think I'm part of the majority and Microsoft was indeed ahead of its time for once. Android is moving more towards modern UI as well when it comes to the flatness and simplicity of its icons. And it also goes beyond tech. Most companies are changing their brand style by removing shade and 3D effects from their logos. Not to mention a lot of companies use big flat colorful surfaces in their advertisement as well.

It will be interesting to see what Apple's response to this change will be. They've Always been a progressive company but when you're a big player you have more to lose then to gain so you become more conservative.

The general trend is more toward "Almost Flat" Design.

http://www.matthewmooredesign.com/almost-flat-design/

Personally, I am of the opinion that Apple needs to change very little about the actual look of iOS (with a few leathery over-the-top exceptions) which is still much-loved by many users. Certainly don't make it look anything like Metro. It would be far more important to enable stuff like more flexible inter-app sharing.

CSharp. said,
The general trend is more toward "Almost Flat" Design.

http://www.matthewmooredesign.com/almost-flat-design/

Personally, I am of the opinion that Apple needs to change very little about the actual look of iOS (with a few leathery over-the-top exceptions) which is still much-loved by many users. Certainly don't make it look anything like Metro. It would be far more important to enable stuff like more flexible inter-app sharing.

True but its also true that Microsoft saw this coming at a time when Apple's 'in your face' UI was stil hot. But even Microsoft seems to adjust to the new trend. Windows 8's UI isn't nearly as flat as WP's UI. There is a small border around the tiles in Windows 8 that makes them pop out more then on WP where its 100% flat. This gives it the impression that the background is a little behind the tiles.

Ronnet, it was the same when MS came out with their tablet in the early 90s. It was ahead of its time. The idea of having a thin device was there, but the technolgy hasn't come up yet. The Internet was just getting popular, and social media, music download and such were not available to the masses - in fact, social media didn't exist! DSL and Cable was in its infancy. Computers are just getting into people's home, and because of that time, Windows Tablet Edition was driven for the enterprise market.

Now, look what we have, and the iPad is thriving on it, and unfortunately from MS, they didn't manage to capitalize on it right away.

RommelS said,
Ronnet, it was the same when MS came out with their tablet in the early 90s. It was ahead of its time. The idea of having a thin device was there, but the technolgy hasn't come up yet. The Internet was just getting popular, and social media, music download and such were not available to the masses - in fact, social media didn't exist! DSL and Cable was in its infancy. Computers are just getting into people's home, and because of that time, Windows Tablet Edition was driven for the enterprise market.

Now, look what we have, and the iPad is thriving on it, and unfortunately from MS, they didn't manage to capitalize on it right away.

That was partly Microsoft's own fault. The tablet Edition of Windows XP was a bad experience. And as you said the hardware wasn't ready for it. So it had a poor value proposition. Microsoft should have realized that.

Its funny because Microsoft faced the same problem that I suspect Apple is facing today. They had more to lose then they had to gain by investing in better hardware, a touch UI and if need be a new OS as well. They were conservative.

Microsoft could have been frontrunner in mobile computing. If they had waited with tablets until technology was ready for it. Not to mention they could have continued to invest in Windows Mobile. Even Sony (who wasnt exactly a friend of Microsoft in 2007) was so afraid of the iPhone that they released Windows smartphones (Experia X1 and X2). If only Windows Mobile hadnt been horribly outdated. It could have been what Android is today. Because when Samsung, LG and all the others saw Windows Mobile was **** they switched to this new startup called Android.

Ronnet said,
when Apple's 'in your face' UI was stil hot. .

FWIW In my experience, the vast majority of real-life iOS users still absolutely love and enjoy using what you call the "in your face UI" (makes me think more of the Windows 8 Start Screen).

CSharp. said,

FWIW In my experience, the vast majority of real-life iOS users still absolutely love and enjoy using what you call the "in your face UI" (makes me think more of the Windows 8 Start Screen).

That has been my impression for a long time as well. But lately the people that I know with an iPhone (and there are a lot of them) either dont care about the UI or they seem a bit irritated by its lack of innovation. Even Apple fans are cynical about the 5th row of icons.

As for the 'in your face' comment. I'm talking about the effects around the information. Windows 8 does have a lot of colorful tiles but they draw your attention to the information on the tiles. Its much easier for me to look at. But like I said, I know this isnt the case for everyone.

I'm not sure about bad experience since the tablet was not really design for touch, but more for stylus and writing, granted you still can use your fingers. You are right, they could have just come out with this later on, however, it was something that was new, and writing on a screen was something that MS was hoping that will be something big for them.

I'm also sure that the interface of Windows 8, especially the tiles will change in time. Soon you will see semi-transparent tiles, rounded corner tiles, tiles with grout, etc, will eventually appear.

RommelS said,
I'm not sure about bad experience since the tablet was not really design for touch, but more for stylus and writing, granted you still can use your fingers. You are right, they could have just come out with this later on, however, it was something that was new, and writing on a screen was something that MS was hoping that will be something big for them.

I'm also sure that the interface of Windows 8, especially the tiles will change in time. Soon you will see semi-transparent tiles, rounded corner tiles, tiles with grout, etc, will eventually appear.

The stylus isn't a very intuitive inputmethode. I have a P1610 myself and I find it lacking. But it wasnt just the stylus it was the whole design of Windows itself. It wasnt designed for touch (not even stylus touch).

I'm also sure that in time we'll see shaders, corners and al that stuff again. At least I hope we will because times change and companies need to adapt to it. But I think for now the move towards simplicity in design will continue. As I said I do believe Microsoft will add some sense of depth to their flat UI. It can already be seen in Windows 8 compared to Windows Phone. But I think transparancy is stil far away.

CSharp. said
FWIW In my experience, the vast majority of real-life iOS users still absolutely love and enjoy using what you call the "in your face UI" (makes me think more of the Windows 8 Start Screen).
True.

Ronnet said
I have a P1610 myself and I find it lacking. But it wasnt just the stylus it was the whole design of Windows itself. It wasnt designed for touch (not even stylus touch).
I was thinking the same thing too. A tablet, offering only a desktop experience, trying to live in a mobile device just didn't seem to go together. It's like trying to put a round peg in a square hole. It just didn't fit.

Ronnet said,
The stylus isn't a very intuitive inputmethode. I have a P1610 myself and I find it lacking. But it wasnt just the stylus it was the whole design of Windows itself. It wasnt designed for touch (not even stylus touch).

I loved my tx2500z in college. But it wasn't a tablet like a Surface or an iPad. It was a laptop that I could write on.

It's not so much about the design of the OS as it is about the paradigm shifting away from the look of the UI toward the accessibility of information. I personally like the look of Microsoft's Metro ...er Modern UI because the design doesn't get in the way of the information. That was the whole point. Google saw this with Android and responded by introducing the Holo UI. It's design doesn't get in the way. Information is still easily accessible, but is still more of a hybrid between WP and iOS. Apple, on the otherhand, hasn't made a single tweak to the design of iOS since iOS 3 (save for the Notification Center). They've made more changes to the design of OSX than they have iOS!

Easy.. hire all the jailbreak hackers, they will come up with something much better than whatever they have at the moment.

Very True. I can't use my iPhone without being jailbroke so I can make things easier to access and for some of the apps (Wifi Analyser") but it becomes to run like crap.. I went back to an Android because of it.

O5M3L said
Easy.. hire all the jailbreak hackers, they will come up with something much better than whatever they have at the moment.
I know, right! That'd be a great thing for them to do. That's what I don't like about Apple. I don't know if it's just me, but I get the impression like they figure that they don't need any help and they try to do things on their own. I think they should just embrace these jailbreak hackers and let them work for Apple. Especially the people behind the Auxo jailbreak tweak.

They want something new and then will complain when they get it by saying, "OMG, I have to learn how to use my phone all over again!"

srprimeaux said
They want something new and then will complain when they get it by saying, "OMG, I have to learn how to use my phone all over again!"
You're damned if you do, and you're damned if you don't.

srprimeaux said,
They want something new and then will complain when they get it by saying, "OMG, I have to learn how to use my phone all over again!"

hahaha so true

Anthony S said,
Sounds familiar... can't quite put my finger on it... *cough* Windows 8 *cough*

nope, not just Windows 8, just looking at the latest version of iTunes will do.

"If Apple doesn't do something with iOS soon, users may leave the platform in search of new waters."
What kind of arrogant idiot comes up with this crap? Why change something that works. Let's change all analogue and digital clocks to binary clocks because clocks have been the same since forever.
Honestly, I'm getting so bored of hearing the same crap on loop.

Bad example.. It would like staying on Windows 95.. They need to revamp their iOS BIG TIME! I love my iPhone 5.. but they need A LOT of work.

Fus10n said,
Bad example.. It would like staying on Windows 95.. They need to revamp their iOS BIG TIME! I love my iPhone 5.. but they need A LOT of work.

Why does it need to be revamped? I would agree that Apple could add some new features and maybe loosen their deathgrip on customizing the UI, but I hardly see a reason why iOS should be overhauled.

Fus10n said,
Bad example.. It would like staying on Windows 95.. They need to revamp their iOS BIG TIME! I love my iPhone 5.. but they need A LOT of work.

That would imply that their UI is perfect. There's always room for improvement and changes to keep something feeling fresh.

Astra.Xtreme said,

Why does it need to be revamped?

Because the graphical UI design hasn't changed since 2007. It looks very dated. Shiny icons, gradients, drop shadows, metal/leather emulation and all that typical Apple cheese hasn't been in fashion for many years and it just ugly useless chrome. Compare iOS to WP8 or Androd 4.2 and it looks extremely dated, like Symbian.

Personally i hope they keep the same old **** for longer so more people realise how stale and boring it is and switch to better alternatives.

n_K said,
"If Apple doesn't do something with iOS soon, users may leave the platform in search of new waters."
What kind of arrogant idiot comes up with this crap? Why change something that works. Let's change all analogue and digital clocks to binary clocks because clocks have been the same since forever.
Honestly, I'm getting so bored of hearing the same crap on loop.

Can I borrow your abacus when you're finished making silly comments?

n_K said
Let's change all analogue and digital clocks to binary clocks because clocks have been the same since forever.

Problem is, that iOS is stuck in the sundial-stage while Apple is still claiming they have the most advanced os. Okay, first part is exaggerated but rows of icons with almost zero information before you go into the apps isn't all that great anymore and there are a lot of other aspects that scream '5 years ago'. A refresh is needed sooner or later and they shouldn't wait until customers start to really complain or just jump ship.

n_K said,
"What kind of arrogant idiot comes up with this crap? Why change something that works.

Yea, then we would be stock with Model T cars, old CRT monitors/TVs, low def...need I go on?

Things need to update and its not like iOS needs a drastic change. It has not changed much since V1 while most other platforms get minor changes each revision. If Apple wants to keep competing...they need to change regardless if it is broken or not. I hear the old/outdated stale comment on a weekly basis.

I agree. The only people who think the iPhone OS needs an overhaul are people who read tech blogs. THere is nothing wrong with how Ios look and how iOS works. There is no problem that it has not changed much in some years. People still love the iPhone.

n_K said
What kind of arrogant idiot comes up with this crap? Why change something that works.
Because sometimes the change will make it better. I admire Apple for their hardware design, ecosystem, and so-forth, but I honestly believe that it's time for Apple to revamp iOS. If you don't like the changes, then just jailbreak it. That's what some curent existing iOS users do. I've got different themes that let me use the Windows Phone UI whenever I feel like using it.

mantequillas said,

Can I borrow your abacus when you're finished making silly comments?

techbeck said,

Yea, then we would be stock with Model T cars, old CRT monitors/TVs, low def...need I go on?

Things need to update and its not like iOS needs a drastic change. It has not changed much since V1 while most other platforms get minor changes each revision. If Apple wants to keep competing...they need to change regardless if it is broken or not. I hear the old/outdated stale comment on a weekly basis.

Feel FREE to go back to my original comment, and please, refrain from commenting again unless you understand it. Here, I'll give you a bit of helping hand; change for the sake of change is NOT good nor wanted, change for bettering a product on the other hand IS wanted. Abacus VS calculator, calculator is a 'much improved' abacus, they didn't just get an abacus and make it do the exact same thing but change how it does it adding no features or making it faster, a calculator does is MUCH faster and can do MUCH more.

derekaw said
The only people who think the iPhone OS needs an overhaul are people who read tech blogs.
You're wrong there. I don't let the media choose what I think or what my opinion may be. I love iOS for it's simplicity, but I'm hoping that they do something new with it.

derekaw said
There is nothing wrong with how Ios look and how iOS works. There is no problem that it has not changed much in some years.
Well yeah. There's nothing wrong with how Windows 95 worked or looked, but as with everything in life, you always need to improve, and sometimes change is required.

derekaw said
People still love the iPhone.
I don't think that these people dislike the iPhone. I think it's more a software issue rather than hardware.

n_K said,

Feel FREE to go back to my original comment, and please, refrain from commenting again unless you understand it. Here, I'll give you a bit of helping hand; change for the sake of change is NOT good nor wanted, change for bettering a product on the other hand IS wanted. Abacus VS calculator, calculator is a 'much improved' abacus, they didn't just get an abacus and make it do the exact same thing but change how it does it adding no features or making it faster, a calculator does is MUCH faster and can do MUCH more.

Agreed. There's no reason to change something because a few people are "bored" with it. If it was an actual problem, iOS would be losing marketshare, but they aren't. It's always been that if you want something you can bling out to your heart's content, get Android. If you want something that's stable and works, iOS is a solid choice.

It's a damn phone and I don't want it to be flashy for the sake of being flashy. I don't need my phone to be "cool". I want it to work and work well.

Astra.Xtreme said
There's no reason to change something because a few people are "bored" with it.
I think it's more than just being bored. I think these people are seeing other platforms make changes that they'd like to see in iOS to enhance their UX.

Astra.Xtreme said
I don't need my phone to be "cool". I want it to work and work well.
It's not the point of it being "cool". I'd like to see some changes in iOS, but that's not because I think they're cool. I want it because it makes my experience better and it makes it easier for some people to do the things they need/want to do.

dtourond said,
I think it's more than just being bored. I think these people are seeing other platforms make changes that they'd like to see in iOS to enhance their UX.

It's not the point of it being "cool". I'd like to see some changes in iOS, but that's not because I think they're cool. I want it because it makes my experience better and it makes it easier for some people to do the things they need/want to do.

Well then those are just features that should be added. That's different than overhauling the UI, which a few people are complaining about for some reason.

I do agree that there are some features that would be nice to have, but changing the look of the UI sounds pretty pointless to me. Being bored with the phone is a personal problem, not a problem of the device.

dtourond said,
Because sometimes the change will make it better.

Exactly...and who knows what Apple has in store for the next iPhone and iOS 7.

Astra.Xtreme said
Well then those are just features that should be added. That's different than overhauling the UI, which a few people are complaining about for some reason.
Well no, you can have features that come with overhauling the UI.. And believe me, there's more than "a few" people who are demanding a change in the UI.

Astra.Xtreme said
Being bored with the phone is a personal problem, not a problem of the device.
I don't believe it's an issue of being "bored". Like I said before, people are seeing other platforms enhance their own experience that some of the people using iOS are thinking "man, I wish Apple would do that". The simple truth is that Apple can't keep iOS the same.

Astra.Xtreme said
Well then those are just features that should be added. That's different than overhauling the UI, which a few people are complaining about for some reason.
Apple needs to improve on both features and the UI. And believe me, there's more than just "a few people" who are demanding change in iOS.

Astra.Xtreme said
Being bored with the phone is a personal problem, not a problem of the device.
Again, it's not so much an issue with being "bored". A lot of iOS users are seeing things that other platforms are doing and saying to themselves "man, I wish Apple would add that in iOS". The simple truth is that Apple cannot continue keeping iOS the same as it is now.

n_K said,
What kind of arrogant idiot comes up with this crap? Why change something that works.

So just because something works today, does that means that the new things next week wont work better?

A car from 1910 worked good for the peoples that time to. Does that mean it will work good today?

Maybe you should shut your mouth and wake up and see that peoples gets bored after a while with the same things years after years before you start to call peoples names.

Exynos said,

A car from 1910 worked good for the peoples that time to. Does that mean it will work good today?

Maybe you should shut your mouth and wake up and see that peoples gets bored after a while with the same things years after years before you start to call peoples names.


Or maybe you should learn to read, it's a valuable resource you don't seem to have the ability of.
Cars have indicators, they had flaps for indicators in original models. Cars have lights mounted at the front of the car like the originally did, cars have gear change via a gear stick like original models ETC.
Your example doesn't even work, and for what, the 8th time, I said CHANGE for the sake of CHANGE isn't wanted or needed, change for IMPROVEMENT is always wanted.

Here, try this, it might help you with your (lack of) reading ability; http://www.starfall.com/