There may be some changes in store for the iPhone, in regards to easier application-settings modifications and improved notification of calls missed while in a locked state.
The filings — some of which date all the way back to last December — propose a new global preference pane — and presumably, an API for
developers — that would allow users to quickly alter settings of one
or many applications directly from the home screen, without having to
spider their way through the various settings panels contained within
the existing iPhone "Settings" app. Like so:
But wait! There’s more! A second filing suggests improvements to the iPhone’s notification dialog that informs users of
missed calls, text messages, and voicemails when they’re away from
their phone or the phone is locked. Kinda like this, mebbe?
While this is potentially good news for iPhone users in general, it’s potentially bad news for the makers of IntelliScreen, a jailbroken app whose similar functionality stands to be smashed into a bloody pulp if the House of Jobs has, in fact, locked up those enhancements with the US Patent Office.