Originally Posted by murraypaul
There are lots of things people want that Apple haven't added, such as SD card use.
Apple do what they do.
Adding an SD card is different as it raises the cost and size of an item. And it discourages people from using a money-making cloud-based resource.
Home page widgets have no such considerations. There is no valid reason not to put them in, so I suspect someone else already has patented them for mobile devices. That's why Apple has yet to add them.