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iPhone 5S App Widgets?

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abigailscotty



Joined: 12 Jun 2014
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Location: Duluth

Posted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 - 3:37 am    Post subject: iPhone 5S App Widgets? Reply with quote

A recent and frequent sentiment among technology journalists and users alike is that Apple's iOS is starting to get a little stale. Apple's practice of "small iterations" on its products and services, is starting to get a little tired.

Enter the recent "iOS 7" concept drawings I stumbled upon from a french designer on the iPhoneSoft Blog. From the looks of it, the drawings scoff at Apple's brilliant idea of "theres an extra row of apps" and does a better job at managing screen real estate by implementing widgets on the top row in place of just an extra row of apps.

The problem? Android has cornered the market when it comes to widgets and I can just hear the fanboys now "Just another example of Apple biting off of other platforms instead of being innovative". Personally, I regularly switch between an iPhone and Android devices, and I think that iOS widgets would be an awesome idea if done correctly. Furthermore, If Apple did decide to implement widgets, I think that's competition making everything better for the consumer, not Apple copying Android.

But, the mobile "Fanboy Wars" and the heated war between Apple and Android has been on full tilt for the past year or so. So I don't think Apple's pride or its fans (or Android fans for that matter) would not take too kindly to the idea of widgets on iOS device, but I could be wrong…I certainly hope so.

Some think Apple doesn't need to bite off of Android. Others think Apple needs to do something fresh to its stale OS. What's your take - Are widgets the answer?
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