Continuing this mini-series, this writer has found three more tweaks that Apple should incorporate into itself in order to make the iPhone more user friendly and make those who don’t want to jailbreak their iPhones happier. By the way, all of these tweaks are free via Cydia.
1. SBSettings (at least parts of it)
This writer knows that most if not all jailbroken iPhone users love SBSettings or another form of it. Some parts of the app Apple would never consider integrating mostly because it does allow for "too much freedom" that most average users wouldn’t care about. But some parts, such as hiding apps that a user never uses like the stocks app or the Nike+I-Pod app would be a sensible tweak. Also, having a drop down menu that allows one to kill apps running in the background, as well as a few shortcuts to some settings like having a power button and adjusting brightness is nice as well.
Why can’t we have five icons on the dock at the bottom? It fits just well, and in fact it doesn’t look too scrunched or forced together, also allowing us to have just one more option to choose from quickly. There is an Infinidock, made by the same people who this writer mentioned as the makers of the Infinifolders, but as something that Apple would more readily adopt, Five Icon Dock sounds better. We have to keep in mind that thanks to the late Steve Jobs Apple will always strive for looking clean and simple; one more dock app shouldn’t be too much to ask for.
This is for all of those people out there who just like to slide up instead of across. While this tweak does allow one to have the graphic of folding a piece of paper or rolling up the shutters of a window or storage locker door, it also allows one to choose to keep the default slide while choosing vertically instead of a forced horizontal push. It even allows one to re-name what the slider states, which is nice as it can now say ‘Slide up to unlock’, instead of saying ‘Slide to unlock’ and confusing one in the process. Or for more of a personalized touch, one can write anything they want, like 'Hands Off', etc.
As one can see, all of these tweaks seem like things that Apple should have thought of from the beginning, but for whatever reason decided that we were required to not have any choice in the matter. Maybe they will re-consider in the rumored iPhone 6?