2020年04月09日

Apple Should Bring Windows Phone's Live Tiles to iPhones

The next major iOS version is anticipated to create widgets towards the iPhone, based on some recent findings, technically turning the home screen into a more dynamic spot for the installed apps.


As many long-time iPhone users know already, the iOS home screen has barely evolved through the years, and quite a lot of people criticize Apple for the insufficient customization that users are provided with despite paying over a thousand dollars on the new iPhone.


But through the looks of things, the Cupertino-based tech giant gets the message, so iOS 14 will come with a considerable improvement in connection with this, bringing widgets to the home screen.


While many believe this is really just another method in which Apple copies Android to improve the iPhone, it's actually more of a natural evolution from the widget concept on iOS.


At this point, widgets can be found in a dedicated screen that people can access by swiping directly on the home screen ¡§C I, for one, absolutely love this feature, as it lets me quickly check quite a lot of apps for content updates, including WhatsApp, SofaScore, Weather, and Airly.


So technically, what this means is widgets let me get updates from apps without actually opening them. And when this sounds familiar, it's since the exact same concept has powered Microsoft's live tiles which were once used in Windows Phone and Windows 10 Mobile and which are still available in Windows 10 on the desktop.


Ought to be fact, Microsoft is considered to become considering dropping live tiles in Windows 10, because the reported usage is quite low. People seem to prefer a more static Start menu, and the adoption of live tiles continues to be low anyway, because they are only supported for apps published within the Microsoft Store.


While Apple bringing widgets to the iPhone home screen is clearly welcome news, exactly what the Cupertino-based tech giant must do is embrace the live tile concept and improve it even more because of its smartphone.


An idea that someone designed to imagine a widget implementation in iOS 14 also envisions an approach very similar to the live tiles, and there's without doubt Microsoft's invention would fit Apple's plans for the iPhone just right.


Furthermore, given Apple's commitment to the iPhone, combined with how deeply involved developers have been in the iOS ecosystem, there's no doubt an active tile-like implementation could easily succeed. And at the same time, such a feature would actually prove useful, especially as Apple's purpose would be to make the experience on the iPhone feel more dynamic.


Microsoft itself had several suggestions to improve the idea of live tiles, including an exploding version that will have allowed us to have interaction with this particular tiles without launching the apps. For example, the brand new live tiles were designed to include additional controls, such as playback controls for music apps, which means users could play and pause music even without having to open the app.


This really is something which Apple could do as well around the iPhone, and at the first glance, it aligns just perfectly using the direction the company has embraced for iOS. Mixing the present icon design with a more modern and dynamic approach like live tiles and widgets could provide the iPhone a welcome boost overall, especially given the static indisputable fact that everybody is criticizing nowadays.


For the time being, iOS 14 appears to be a significant update when it comes to customization options. Apple is anticipated to supply us having a preview of iOS 14 in the WWDC in June, while the public launch should happen within the fall.

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