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iOS 4 satisfaction poll ends, iOS 4.1 feature poll begins

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Wednesday, July 7, 2010
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With over 3,200 votes from iLounge readers, our latest poll—“Are you satisfied with the performance of iOS 4 on your device?”—has ended. Readers using any compatible model of iPhone or iPod touch were given a choice between “satisfied” and “not satisfied,” with a separate option for those who don’t own an iOS 4-compatible device.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, users of older models—namely the iPhone 3G and second-generation iPod touch—were much more likely to be dissatisfied with iOS 4’s performance on their devices than owners of newer hardware. Among iPhone 3G users, 70% said they were not satisfied with the performance of iOS 4 on their devices, compared to just 30% that were satisfied; these numbers were closer—56% and 44%, respectively—among second-generation iPod touch users. By comparison, 85% of iPhone 3GS users said they were satisfied with iOS 4’s performance, compared to just 15% who were not satisfied, while 79% of third-generation iPod touch users said they were satisfied, with 21% saying they were not satisfied. An overwhelming majority—91%—of iPhone 4 users said they were satisfied with the performance of iOS 4 on their new devices, compared to just 9% who were not satisfied; finally, 8% of overall respondents said they didn’t own an iOS 4-compatible device. Thanks for all your votes!

Our new poll focuses on iOS 4.1. What new feature would you most like to see in the upcoming software update? Would you like to see iPad support, expanded multitasking capabilities, wireless syncing, iTunes Library streaming, iPhone and iPod touch support for the iPad Camera Kit, iPad-to-iPhone tethering, fixes for the iPhone 4’s reception and proximity sensor issues, or some other new feature or improvement? Our new poll, “What feature do you most want to see in iOS 4.1?” lets you answer that question. As always, you can find the iLounge Poll in the left hand column of the main iLounge.com homepage. Cast your vote today!

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1

Truthfully, I just want to see the iPod app actually work properly.

- Let the Artist list work via Album Artist and obey the Compilation flag like in iTunes and every single clickwheel iPod since before color screens let alone touch screens were a twinkle in Jobs’ eye.

- Can we have “Shuffle by Album” pretty please? Pretty sure even a 1G iPod could do it, makes no sense what is supposed to be the cutting edge of Apple’s new flagship product line can’t.

- Above all, for all that is good in the universe, can we for the first time in well over a year have actual, functioning smartlists on the iOS?

Posted by Code Monkey in Midstate New York on July 7, 2010 at 12:53 PM (PDT)

2

YES YES YES

Fix the freaking smart playlists. It’s absolutely INEXCUSABLE that we’ve gone through 4 versions of the iPhone OS and Live Updating still does not work on an iPhone.

How does something like this happen and why aren’t more people making a bigger deal about it?

Smart Playlists are straight up BROKEN and GLITCHED to hell on the iPhone.

It’s terrible.

Posted by ort on July 7, 2010 at 3:09 PM (PDT)

3

Printing from IPad!

Posted by DDSmith on July 7, 2010 at 3:37 PM (PDT)

4

I really don’t like the multitasking option. It would be okay if it saved my last 8 or 12 apps so I could flip through them, but to put EVERY APP YOU OPEN into the multitasking state is ridiculous and overkill. And now, with apps updating to be iOS4 ready, some apps don’t work well or right unless they’re left forever in the multitasking bar. I do like being able to background stream radio from more apps, so that’s a big plus, but the rest of it sucks.

I’m happy with the folders and the wallpaper options, but I’d still like to have the ability to change ringtones for text messages, calendar alarms, etc. It’s unbelievably ridiculous to work in a company where lots of people have iPhones and have everyone jump when they hear an alarm go off because they don’t know whose phone it’s coming from. For cripe’s sake, Steve, give us that option—it’s not nuclear test codes!

I have two calendars on my phone, but I usually only want to view one at a time. I’ve noticed that the calendar settings seem to change unexplicably to show both calendars at least once a day, and I can’t figure out why. I have 2 email accounts, and it doesn’t happen there.

Those are my biggest gripes with iOS4, but I like the folders!!! :<)))

Posted by KatyaR on July 7, 2010 at 5:00 PM (PDT)

5

I want Apple to fix Wifi issues that still occurr in some devices. Why was everything OK and when we got the update, everything just went down the hill???????????

Apple cannot explain these things. They’d better fix these annoying issues in IOS 4.1

Thanks!

Posted by Rafael on July 7, 2010 at 5:41 PM (PDT)

6

Fix the persistent wi-fi, or make it optional.  It is only useful on the iPhone and kills the battery in the iPod Touch.

Posted by quark613 on July 7, 2010 at 10:28 PM (PDT)

7

A simple button to mark all mail as read has got to be a no brainer!

Posted by m0sca on July 8, 2010 at 1:10 AM (PDT)

8

Customised Text messaging tones would just be the icing on the cake. I could ask for not much at this present moment in time!

Posted by Kurisu on July 8, 2010 at 6:49 AM (PDT)

9

How about unifying the iPod and VIdeos apps on the iPad like on the iPhone (this would of course require iPad support in iOS 4). It really doesn’t make sense how choosing a video in the iPod app changes you to Videos, especially when some people mix videos and audio in the same playlist. The iPad is the only iOS device that does this. Also, it would be nice if the sorting view (artist, song title, etc.) would be applied on a playlist by playlist basis, like iTunes, rather than globally. Plus, where’s Cover Flow?! That would be fantastic on a screen that size.

Posted by kevvo on July 8, 2010 at 7:20 AM (PDT)

10

A simple request: A one click toggle for turning Bluetooth on/off.

Posted by sleslie on July 8, 2010 at 8:13 AM (PDT)

11

How about a “make AT&T 3G work now” setting?

Posted by Farnsworth on July 8, 2010 at 10:18 AM (PDT)

12

Location Aware settings. I keep forgetting to shut wifi off when I get work.

Posted by stevehops on July 8, 2010 at 10:47 AM (PDT)

13

Custom text message sounds..
a better notfication system or at least email notifications when locked..
disable new mail sounds for individual email accounts..

Posted by DixieNormous on July 8, 2010 at 11:18 AM (PDT)

14

OK-Number one thing i want has to be HURRY THE HELL UP AND GIVE US THE UPDATE SOON, and stop delaying. I’m sick of being unable to downgrade but being stuck with your bugged, rushed out OS4 on my 3gs!!!I will never jump at anything you do ever again, caution is my new mantra when it comes to your annoying company.

After that, the main things i’d like to see are:

app by app “Disable multitasking” options in the settings section. it’s more annoying than it is useful for many apps, and is just plain broken for some.

Push does not work for yahoo mail while it is in background, this is super annoying, and results in missed/late emails which is not acceptable.fix this.

Like somebody else posted, more ringtone options and customisable tone settings for EVERY noise the phone makes, ie, messages, app notifications, instant messenger chats, calendar alerts, etc, not just the call ringtone. I and my wife and about 10 people i work with all have iphones, and the usual “is that my phone?” panic that happens every damn time an iphone does anything is getting seriously annoying. Come on apple, it’s not f*cking rocket science, the earliest nokias from ten or twelve years ago were fully tone customisable, why can’t the so called best smartphone on the market be too?

Listen to your customers and fix all the bugs. So far i’ve had issues with yahoo mail not sending/denying SMTP server access, keypad lock only being settable to “immediately” rather than any time interval, push issues, and a plethora of other crap.Fix the basics, then worry about building in extra stuff, but above all get it right, and get it to us QUICKLY.

Posted by irish mark on July 9, 2010 at 12:21 PM (PDT)

15

come on apple fix multitasking on 8gb 2g ipod touch would love to have it with wallpapers so i dont have to jailbreak that is impossible for my ipod touch due to damn mc models
WTF apple stop f***ing around and get to

Posted by japer5 on July 11, 2010 at 1:19 PM (PDT)

16

One thing i LITERALLY CAN NOT BELIEVE that STILL does not exist even in iOS4 and yet so simple of a feature to add is photo album creation with photo organizing ability right from the phone integrated into the “photos” button that comes with the phone, i would expect this feature to exist upon the FIRST IPHONE and it still doesnt exist, so i have a “photo library” follder with over 800 pics in it and no way to organize and put them into seperate albume folders….unbelievable

Posted by Champion31337 on July 11, 2010 at 7:39 PM (PDT)

17

Pretty please update the notification system sooner rather then later.  I hate to think that it won’t be until ios5 that we have to leave with this annoying pop up notifications…ugh.

Posted by Lstrike on July 12, 2010 at 6:04 PM (PDT)

18

Errr, sorry…leave meant live…

Posted by Lstrike on July 12, 2010 at 6:09 PM (PDT)

19

how about the switching to headphones when I use the iphone for any long period of time. Have been waiting for this to be fixed since 3.1.1

Posted by jacob on July 12, 2010 at 8:54 PM (PDT)

20

They should make multitasking & home screen wallpaper available for iPod touch 8GB and iPhone 3G. “The hardware doesn’t support it” is no excuse, since you’re able to do it by using a jailbreak.

Posted by Jonathan on July 13, 2010 at 10:20 AM (PDT)

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