10 new features we'd like to see in iOS 7
0. phoneArena 10 Jun 2013, 01:39 posted on
iOS is a wonderful platform, we all know that. However, even the unprecedented level of polish cannot prevent Apple's mobile operating system from looking somewhat stale...
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27. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5577; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
I only wish that they will redesign the iOS!
30. chkee89 (Posts: 10; Member since: 25 Jun 2012)
if iOS have all this feature then it certainly become an android.
33. fatexo (Posts: 95; Member since: 21 May 2010)
that 'Quick settings in Notification Center' screenshot looks so darn good..
41. tedkord (Posts: 4947; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
It certainly looks like some great artistry.
34. megadirk (Posts: 33; Member since: 28 Jul 2011)
Being able to theme the UI, with Apple? Unlikely. Maybe they'll implement 3 layouts/options to choose from, ie Basic (senior citizen mode), standard (likes facebook and instagram doesn't know how to use anything else), Advanced (bought the original iphone because it was the best of it's time then had to start jailbreaking them to add new features and just wants to be able to change a few things).
35. geekfreak (unregistered)
Redesign of Ui, Mass Storage and File Sharing is what we need.
36. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)
The best feature iOS could have is to simply turn itself off and never, ever again, turn back on.
37. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
So if ios7 becomes and uses Androids theory, Apple won't be Litigated!
Thier using the "Nnotification" and Google is not doing anything, or maybe Apple is paying to use this patent?
If Android uses anything from Apple they directly Litigate and banned it, how rotten Apple is™
44. kboo1995 (unregistered)
Don't worry man
Apple won't include these features
They will just add new default home screen wallpaper and call it default
46. JunitoNH (Posts: 930; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)
I agree with your list, except for the first three, and flash. However, maybe I missed it, but there's one thing also would bring me back. Support for multiple music files, especially .flac music files; jazz just doesn't sound as rich and good in other formats. :)
47. drnggaj33 (Posts: 127; Member since: 29 Feb 2012)
That all sounds like a android phone to me ijs ....i can hear all the iclone ppl saying my iphone has widgets and i use it ....i show my friends all the time with my widgets i dont have to switch anything its right there for you to see no lil stupid blocks on your iphone
56. fiorenza20 (Posts: 2; Member since: 18 Apr 2013)
11 new features we'd like to see in iOS 7 --> change apple logo's color into green and add two eyes and couple of hands
57. Shinydesert (Posts: 60; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)
-The basic feature of a file explorer/manager just to move files located in the device,this is just basic since windows 95,I believe.
-A jailbreak that uses less battery too.
58. beefalo (Posts: 16; Member since: 10 Nov 2011)
Not sure I agree with this article....some of these seem like very pointless additions:
1) Widgets - Why? What does a widget provide that you can't do with a single tap into an app
2) USB Mass storage and file mode - Agree here, would be nice to just drag files onto it and access them from apps that can handle them
3) Animated wallpapers - Why? I don't see the point of adding useless UI candy that will degrade battery life and performance
4) Vertical app store lists - Agree here, I like the old app store UX
5) Quick settings in notifications - Not a bad idea and its possible, but not very necessary these days. I always leave WiFi and Bluetooth on and my battery life is still good. Airplane mode is rare enough that I don't mind going into settings to do it(actually the amount of time to get to notification center is the same as getting to settings)
6) Flash support - Whats the point now, I have never had an issue with sites anymore. Every mobile device is moving away from flash...there is absolutely no reason to go back.
7) Open access to Nitro - Don't really care, I'm happy with mobile safari
8) UI Themes - Again whats the point? Why waste resources on something so pointless? It looks good, keep it looking good...I don't need special skins.
9) Changeable default applications - Agree here...it would be nice to set Google Maps as my default mapping app
10) Bigger folders - Agree here
Here are some of the features I would like to see in iOS7:
1) Ability to choose whether to send a response or not when accept/tentative/decline on calendar invitations
2) Ability to create "apps" that take you directly to a specific Inbox
3) Weather app can check the weather of any location in real time without adding it to the set
4) Battery saver setting that you can enable or turns on automatically at low battery that disables non-necessary features like background mail sync etc.(a la Windows phone)
59. jayfayder529 (Posts: 3; Member since: 30 Sep 2011)
Basically an android phone with Apple logo
60. Leo_MC (Posts: 551; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)
When the wold is moving to tiles, one would like something that dies little by little every day: widgets.
Even Google moves away from the widgets, loool.
Flash is dying too.
64. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4069; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
How is Google moving away from widgets? They just added lock screen widgets in 4.2.
65. Leo_MC (Posts: 551; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)
G+ - tiles
Play Store - tiles
google com - tiles
Who tf still uses widgets (except dinosaurs)?
66. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4069; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
I have a widget on each one of my home screens. Everyone I know with an Android device has widgets on their home screens, though maybe not every screen. Tiles are good inside apps, but for the home screens widgets are very useful.
70. Leo_MC (Posts: 551; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)
I too have widgets: the Sense clock.
Android is the only OS that still uses something Windows and Linux ditched in... 2006.
78. winenerd (Posts: 5; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)
I use Dash Clock as my home and only screen then use Glovebox to launch apps. Have all my notifications at all times, looks sexy, and great multitasking abilities. Most widgets are pretty terrible, but Dashclock is quite nice. Even though most people only use it as a lockscreen widget, I find it more useful on my home screen
68. maulgandhi (Posts: 46; Member since: 11 Jan 2013)
Basically ios idiots wants android functionalities. They just don't want to accept that android is far better now than ever before. If bet if ios users switched to jellybean powered phones then they would never go back to ios again. In terms of features ios haven't improved a bit.
android 4.x.x is far superior than android 1.x
69. yaseensaadz (Posts: 3; Member since: 15 Apr 2013)
Bluetooth share ... And a file manger please !!!!!
74. wisnusewu (Posts: 1; Member since: 19 Apr 2013)
I think apple will not getting most of that, because they will be sued by android and most of apple user can't adapt with confusing new UI like windows 8 on PC.
I think that apple lacks are HD display, file management, hardware, and personalization
And it's expensive for what we will get
77. tecMaster (Posts: 5; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)
But; what you want is an android... I recommend that if you want that; buy the HTC One; I think is the best android there is. I don't like any of this. Well maybe some sort of active icons. But for the rest, I'm not interest. I mean; if I need all that crap I would buy an android and I don't really like android. I've had the HTC my touch, the Galaxy S3 and all iPhones models. I like better iOS.
81. giwdul78 (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 Apr 2013)
looks like you guys want to turn a perfectly fuctional ios into a lagged rooted android device, why don´t you buy a galaxy and you get it.
83. reindeer_nation (Posts: 14; Member since: 31 Jan 2013)
I just want emulators allowed on the app store... :(
84. TechDork (Posts: 239; Member since: 10 May 2010)
....I just want the next iPhone to had an LED indicator & widen the screen a little.
87. R.dalangin (Posts: 3; Member since: 31 Mar 2012)
You forgot to include bluetooth file sharing, or some sort of NFC file sharing between devices. Sharing files in iDevices is a pain and always needs an internet connection. What's up with that? lol. They shouldn't complicate such a simple task, its annoying.
I also yearn for the USB Mass storage functionality. This is one of my major gripe about iOS. EVERYTHING HAS TO GO THROUGH iTUNES. And why is it that iDevices only support several video formats? They should support atleast all the popular ones! One minor complain is the photo app. Why is it that we can't organize/delete certain pictures? if it is in our device, we should be able to manage it. Delete at will, without the need to connect to PC or Mac. Stop this BS.. STOP LIMITING YOUR CUSTOMERS! C'mon Apple! You can do better than this for us. And you know that. It should not always be about making money or asserting patents over other OEMs. Be good and grant us what we wish for :))
88. taimurahmed5b (Posts: 2; Member since: 11 May 2013)
Nice article ...i like it...there are some more articles about ios 7 on "iphone6updates.com/concept-ios-7-features-redesigns-existing-features/ ..every one must visit
89. Leo_MC (Posts: 551; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)
Stop talking about widgets; they're bad and on the verge of dying. Active tiles (even animated icons) are way better for showing basic stuff because when one wants more, one opens the app (every Android user does the same, the only difference is that their devices are sluggish [also] because of... the widgets).
Animated wallpapers... I have never, ever, ever used them in ~20 years. The only thing I will like is to be able to change the wallpaper every few minutes like I do on PC.
91. breathlesstao (Posts: 77; Member since: 16 Apr 2010)
El oh el. 8) Just come to Android, really.
93. buntyagrwl (Posts: 4; Member since: 06 Jun 2013)
All time best os was symbian,,,real multitasking....easy to change themes/fonts..(where as android powered device needs root access).....offline maps(while in roaming)...beautiful icons.(not like android/ios outdated/ugly)....better if ios get shrunk..and symbian restarts...
94. MIndprison (Posts: 3; Member since: 04 May 2012)
It just goes to show how much iOS and iPhone are still missing in terms of core features...
And that's only software.
96. TylerGrunter (Posts: 993; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)
And you left some out, like the ability to change the keyboard.
I'm using MessageEasy instead of SwiftKey, and I'm quite happy.
97. boosook (Posts: 1035; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)
Guys, this is not a list of desiderata... this is the description of Android. If you want all the things you mentioned in this article, just buy an Android phone: there are many and products like the htc one or xperia Z have the same build quality and premium feel of an iPhone.
103. TritonForceX (Posts: 58; Member since: 27 Sep 2012)
So...iOS7 has been announced, and this article was what, 2 for 10?
104. TheEclectic (Posts: 77; Member since: 23 Sep 2009)
How about ability to change keyboards? To say... Swiftkey?