iOS 6 is more refined and looks great, but there are a few areas where it’s not so good or needs improvement.
I am not a fan of that new menu bar color. The dark blue is not appealing to me.
When scrolling past the page edges in Safari, the dark linen background appears. I’m not sure what it was before, but I was not happy to see linen here.
The new phone dialer is ugly.
The settings is getting a little cluttered. It would have been nice if Apple had included little text links between pages instead of including every option that you might be looking for in every place you might look for it. The Disclaimers in the new Maps app is a great example of the kind of link I think would be nice.
I’m not on Facebook, so I want all the Facebook sharing options to be hidden.
I wish that notifications overlay had a nicer, more intuitive animation. It’s different than iOS 5, but still weird.
Since iCloud tabs were added, it seems like the next step would be history. I would love it if my entire history would be listed in iCloud so I can browse to recent sites from my iPhone on my Mac. Also, Once I’ve opened a tab on my Mac, I’d like to be able to tell my iPhone to close it (sometimes).
You’d be hard pressed to find “Macintosh” anywhere but a Tim Cook keynote. Tim seemed to be a little unsure of his speech this time.
It’s a little awkward to hear him come out on stage and say “thank you” over and over.
The humor Steve brought is missing. Only Phil injects some, but he doesn’t have the same sharp wit.
The promotional shots of Newsstand show it filled up with content. I wonder if brand new devices will come with some periodicals preloaded.
From the keynote, it looked like Ping might be gone. But it’s still in this one screenshot on the New iTunes page.
The reply from AT&T to the CR article:
We take this seriously and we continually look for new ways to improve the customer experience.
This is not new. These are the same old ways people have been relying on for service since mobile phones began.
The fact is wireless customers have choices and a record number of them chose AT&T in the third quarter, significantly more than our competitors.
It’s the iPhone stupid. Wait ’til Verizon gets it.
Hard data from independent drive tests confirms AT&T has the nation’s fastest mobile broadband network with our nearest competitor 20 percent slower on average nationwide and our largest competitor 60 percent slower on average nationwide.
Independent that you commissioned? Go ahead, toot your horn about the only statistic that the Consumer Report test didn’t address. It’s all you’ve got going for you.
And, our dropped call rate is within 1/10 of a percent – the equivalent of just one call in a thousand – of the industry leader.
Still way too many.
—9 to 5 Mac
Possibly stale. But archived for posterity.
1960: Motorola introduced the world’s first ‘large-screen’ (19-inch), transistorized, cordless portable television.
Nineteen inches was large. How far we’ve come.
Droid X Is This Month’s Superphone
The lawyers are determined to ruin everything.
I didn’t realize that HP still made the iPaq
HP Mobile Phones