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Old 11-13-2012, 09:21 AM   #410
murraypaul
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And what battery life implications are there for widgets???
They are sitting running all the time, a badly written one could chew up quite a bit of battery life. Compare that to the very controlled task switching that iOS has currently.

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Also don't understand how an SD card can have significant UI implications. Huh?
Again, compare to the current iOS setup, where all apps are sandboxed and there is no user-visible file structure.
When I buy an app, I have to choose whether to put in on memory or the SD card.
I have to choose whether its data is stored in memory or the SD card.
Do home screen icons for SD-stored apps reside along with memory-stored ones?
What happens if I remove the SD card, should those icons go away, or stay?
What happens if I have multiple SD cards with different version of an app, should they get different icons?
What happens if an SD-stored app is registered for 'Open In...' for a particular file type and the card is removed, should the app vanish from the list or stay with some indication next to it?
Ditto for different versions of apps.

None of these are rocket science, but they are all significantly more complicated than the current iOS interface, where none of these decisions exist.
Apple have chosen to hide any 'computer like' aspects of iOS from the user, in their quest for simplicity.
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