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76% believe iOS needs ‘major overhaul,’ poll reveals

76% of phone fans believe that “iOS needs a major overhaul,” according to a poll by uSwitch.apple-shows-off-more-of-ios-6-at-iphone-5-event-c0c8f783f2

According to the site, “Earlier this week, Thorsten Heins intimated in an interview with a business news site that iOS has not evolved since it debuted in 2007 and now looked superannuated next to more ‘alive’ user interfaces, such as the revamped HTC Sense and Microsoft’s Windows Phone. Oh and his own company’s BlackBerry 10 software, of course.

“And in an impromptu survey conducted by uSwitch Tech, it was revealed that Heins isn’t the only one who feels that iOS needs a major overhaul to bring it up to speed and up to date.

“Of 501 site visitors quizzed, 76 per cent (390) said they felt iOS and its rigid grids of icons now felt ‘tired’ next to more recently refreshed operating systems.”

It adds, “The poll result comes after Apple last year handed responsibility for overhauling its OS to much lauded design don Jony Ive, whose remit was previously restricted to hardware.

“Given Ive’s less-is-more approach to industrial design, however, it’s doubtful whether the kind of UI whizz-bangs that some are hoping for will ever materialise.”

We could see the redesigned iOS, once Apple launches the follow-up to the iPhone 5. The Cupertino firm is expected to lift the lid on the next iPhone towards the end of the year just like its current model. According to reports, the next version of iOS will make jaws drop. However, this remains to be seen, especially with Apple fouling up the Maps app.

Do you believe Apple needs to redesign iOS, or do like it as it is? Share your thoughts through a comment below.

  • Jamie Young

    As a blackberry fan, I hope Apple keeps on doing what they are doing. They are giving Blackberry a real shot at a major comeback.

  • http://www.igeeksblog.com/ Jignesh Padhiyar

    It’s actually impertinent that Apple overhaul their iOS to stay in the market. The present design has really gone stale. Features like multi-tasking (the real one) and options like widgets and stuff have become really necessary.