• Your favorite

    Apple

    ,

    iPhone

    ,

    iPad

    ,

    iOS

    ,
    Jailbreak
    , and
    Cydia
    site.
  • Development of iOS 7 Rumored to be Behind Schedule, Supposedly a Huge Overhaul


    There seems to be quite a long discussion going on over at Branch between several Apple reporters about the future release date of iOS 7. According to the sources involved in the discussion, a lot of Jony Ive’s work will be seen all over iOS 7, the only problem is it’s taking longer to develop than originally planned. In fact, Apple might have even pulled engineers away from OS X 10.9 to work on it.

    John Gruber, who also runs the Apple blog, Daring Fireball, said Senior Vice President of Industrial Design and new head of Human Interface, Jony Ive, has apparently made noticeable visual tweaks to Apple’s mobile platform. So much that the “word on the street” has it that iOS engineers are required to put a polarizing filter over their iPhone displays to prevent onlookers from getting a glimpse of the new UI.

    As you may already know, Apple is quite notorious when it comes to keeping projects a secret from its own employees so we wouldn’t be shocked if Gruber’s claims are true. Other participants in the discussion pointed out that all the changes made by Ive will make many users really happy by tossing out the rich-textures that Scott Forstall championed. If this was the case, a super clean and minimalist update to iOS is what we’d be seeing and that sounds like what many Apple fans have been seeking as they are starting to get bored with the iOS’ UI that hasn’t changed much since its release in 2007. The only thing to consider though is whether work on iOS 7 is worth delaying the release of OS X 10.9.

    The discussion continues by diving into a conversation about when Apple’s next keynote will be held, with quite a few participants saying they’ve heard Apple will be holding a keynote in April to introduce a new iPad. Those of you who are interested in reading the discussion can do so by hitting the source link below.

    Source: Branch
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Development of iOS 7 Rumored to be Behind Schedule, Supposedly a Huge Overhaul started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 71 Comments
    1. 5kylar's Avatar
      5kylar -
      After I lost my JB I can't even get my phone to hit 70% in a day and I'm always on it. So I'm good
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Quote Originally Posted by bbrks View Post
      So, I just need to respring now and before I do it, I'll give you the state of my battery....and I am very happy about it

      Cool, BB. But as I said several post ago - if this is iPhone 4 - I get those results too. You originally made your challenges when we were talking about iPhone 5 on 6.1.2 and even 4S. I can easily get those results on iPHone 4. Just not 4S or 5. I SO wish we could get that kind of battery - using all iPhone option turned on on iPhone 5.

      I loved my iPhone 4 results. But no one can get them on iPhone 5 unless you severely cripple the phone's abilities. Or never use the 4G transmitter.

      Thanks...
    1. bbrks's Avatar
      bbrks -
      Fair enough, agreed, btw that's one of the reasons I didn't want to buy i5.......as long as my i4 on 6.1.2 is like this
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Quote Originally Posted by bbrks View Post
      Fair enough, agreed, btw that's one of the reasons I didn't want to buy i5.......as long as my i4 on 6.1.2 is like this
      iphone 4 is just so slow though. It feels like a toy to me anymore when I use my daughters. And it's so thick. I could never go back to a 4. Lol!!
    1. bbrks's Avatar
      bbrks -
      Well, its the matter of taste. In my case, the difference in speed doesn't matter to me. Both phones do more or less the same things. There is however one thing I like more on i5, it's the light weight of it ,very nice indeed. But, as I stated before, that's not enough for me, to pay for it.
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Quote Originally Posted by bbrks View Post
      Well, its the matter of taste. In my case, the difference in speed doesn't matter to me. Both phones do more or less the same things. There is however one thing I like more on i5, it's the light weight of it ,very nice indeed. But, as I stated before, that's not enough for me, to pay for it.
      The iPhone 4 is NOT the same as a 5. Not by a long shot. The 5 does WAAY more. But money is money. I hear that. But don't ever believe that you can do everything on your 4 that can be done on a 5. You'd be fooling yourself.
    1. embw's Avatar
      embw -
      Quote Originally Posted by NewdestinyX View Post
      Just read Wikipedia's article on modern LiON batteries. Not to mention Apple 's own instructions. ..
      Okay I read the Wiki article, I wish someone had told me this years ago! Someone I know told me that it's better for the battery to run it down to 5% before charging. I have been ruining my battery this whole time! Thank you so much for telling me. However, I can't find any instructions from Apple anywhere on this, could you please point me in the right direction? Thanks for all your help!
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Quote Originally Posted by embw View Post
      Okay I read the Wiki article, I wish someone had told me this years ago! Someone I know told me that it's better for the battery to run it down to 5% before charging. I have been ruining my battery this whole time! Thank you so much for telling me. However, I can't find any instructions from Apple anywhere on this, could you please point me in the right direction? Thanks for all your help!
      The person that told you that wasn't 100% misleading you. They just weren't tellingyou the whole story. It is "only better" in that you get a more accurate tracking of the battery depleting itself in terms of the percentage indicator when you deplete to below 10%. But you're only really supposed to run it that low every couple of weeks or once a month to help protect it long-term. Sorry you were operating under a different paradigm all this time.

      I don't know the specific article at Apple to point you to I read it a couple of years ago in the main documents you get with your phone. Yes, imagine that, actually reading the instructions of something you buy. :-)
    1. embw's Avatar
      embw -
      Quote Originally Posted by NewdestinyX View Post
      I don't know the specific article at Apple to point you to I read it a couple of years ago in the main documents you get with your phone. Yes, imagine that, actually reading the instructions of something you buy. :-)
      I found an Apple web page but it wasn't that informative. I looked through all the documents that came with my phone and there was nothing! Honestly, it doesn't really sound like something Apple would include anyway.

      Okay here's my test results:
      Attachment 632692
      It says I've plugged it in because I forgot to take a screenshot before I put it on to charge (you can see it is charging at the time of the screenshot, that's what it is referring to). This wasn't a high use day either so that pretty dismal.
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Quote Originally Posted by embw View Post
      I found an Apple web page but it wasn't that informative. I looked through all the documents that came with my phone and there was nothing! Honestly, it doesn't really sound like something Apple would include anyway.

      Okay here's my test results:
      Attachment 632692
      It says I've plugged it in because I forgot to take a screenshot before I put it on to charge (you can see it is charging at the time of the screenshot, that's what it is referring to). This wasn't a high use day either so that pretty dismal.
      Yep. That's about what I get on mine. Make sure to turn off all Location services - but Siri and Maps (or Google Maps if you have it). Too many things request Location services which don't need it. Make sure your Notifications are set sensibly too. You don't need a Badge or Banner from everything. Make sure brightness in no more than 50%. Turn most email accounts to Fetch 30 minutes rather than Push. Turn off BlueTooth if you don't use it (BIG, BIG Battery HOG!!). Those things will get you even better battery life.
    1. embw's Avatar
      embw -
      Quote Originally Posted by NewdestinyX View Post
      Yep. That's about what I get on mine. Make sure to turn off all Location services - but Siri and Maps (or Google Maps if you have it). Too many things request Location services which don't need it. Make sure your Notifications are set sensibly too. You don't need a Badge or Banner from everything. Make sure brightness in no more than 50%. Turn most email accounts to Fetch 30 minutes rather than Push. Turn off BlueTooth if you don't use it (BIG, BIG Battery HOG!!). Those things will get you even better battery life.
      I always have location services off when I'm not using it, same with Bluetooth. I think my brightness is usually around 50% and that my notifications are sensible. I'm willing to sacrifice some battery life for push as I prefer it. Other than that, I like to think that I'm doing what I can to conserve battery life. Will just have to be more careful with charging from now on.