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Here's what users would like to see in iOS 7

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Here's what users would like to see in iOS 7
With Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) 2013 taking place on June 10-14, the company is expected to unveil the long-anticipated next version of the iOS platform. What makes iOS 7 so special? Well, with a new executive heading the software division, we all think that this will be the year when Apple's mobile OS will finally get a much-needed visual and functional overhaul. As awesome as the current iOS is in terms of design, the need of a serious overhaul has become bigger and bigger over the years. You know, users nowadays want to do more with their phones than what they wanted back in the day.

So, we asked you last week if there's something specific that you'd like to see in iOS 7. As you might expect, we got a lot of great ideas deserving to be heard... if not by Apple itself, then at least by our broad community. Of course, we can't publish them all here, because that would make for a long and tiresome article, so instead, we've tried to pick some of the best ones for you. Here they are in their full, uncut glory!

I would definitely want to:
1) be able to transfer wahtever file I want from my pc or mac to my iphone without the being exposed to the pain of using itunes

2) and I would also want to be able to download whatever file I want through safari

3) have a file manager for my files on my iphone

Those 3 things are very basic stuff for me and I think we should've had those straight from ios 1 not on ios 7 - atsamman

Default programs selection - set YouTube app to open such links, Google Maps to open links to google maps site, and be able to change the default whatever - browser, call manager, email....

Options for apps to "integrate" in the share menu as in Android, so I can easily tap on a pic to be shared via Facebook Messenger or Whatsapp or Instagram. - Crossblade

1. More integration and sharing options between apps and services online and offline.
2. Full screen mode for safari browser.
3. Better multitasking interface.

That's it. - martinlosha

ReDesigned UI - Mass Storage Mode - File Sharing over Bluetooth/ NFC/ Wifi Direct. - geekfreak

1. Multi window support for iPad
2. Wifi, Bluetooth toggles on notification
3. Support for multiple user profiles.
4. Mass storage mode
5. Redesigned UI

I couldn't care less about widgets tho! - JustLoggedIn

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posted on 30 Apr 2013, 02:34 3

1. mansin (Posts: 1; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


Wishfull thinking.

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 02:54 3

11. juandante (Posts: 282; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)


Yes it's a real joke from apple that users wanting "Themes" on their iSh*t should be wishfull thinking.

Nevertheless, iOS is C++ like, Android is Java so for me there is still a bit of interest in using iOS (when jailbreaked...) because it's not an App emulator.

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 06:21 5

23. ITEngineer (Posts: 54; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)


You sir are wrong.

1) IOS uses Objective C.

2) The Android kernel is programmed in c,c++ and is a Linux based os. You can program apps for Android in most languages now: c++, c, and ruby just to name a few. Most choose java since google has pushed enough API'es and made it simple

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 06:36

24. MasterOfMobility (Posts: 1; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


Imagine his surprise

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 04:02 7

17. ITEngineer (Posts: 54; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)


Yeah, they basically want an Android.

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 07:49

25. mafiaprinc3 (Posts: 307; Member since: 07 May 2012)


dam right it is, mass storage mode,keep dreaming, if it does come apple will say it is revolutionary, i dont hate on apple but they need to begin innovating again,right now they are far behind

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 02:35

2. stevetruman (Posts: 13; Member since: 27 Jul 2012)


atleast it should come with storage expansion..!!

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 02:36 29

3. goflet (Posts: 50; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


ios users, come to android. We have all that you want

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 02:57 13

13. SleepingOz (unregistered)


And more!

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 06:20 2

22. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5210; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


And FREEDOM!

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 04:39 2

18. WakaFlakaD (Posts: 360; Member since: 30 Apr 2011)


Doesn't make sense. If a consumer know what he/she wants, then they will jump to an Android in the first place, not to iOS. Most iOS users are happy with what they use. After people, they are not "stuck" with a phone. They have the freedom to choose and buy

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 02:36 15

4. Reverence (Posts: 224; Member since: 16 Jul 2012)


So in short they want ios7 with android

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 02:36 10

5. Tim.Cook (Posts: 1; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


Hope you are paying attention to these comments, John !

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 02:37 2

6. amiaq (Posts: 398; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


Apple users, you guys are soooo missing out all this long

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 02:48 3

7. FlushGordon (unregistered)


They want Android features? Lol

ya can't blame them because Apple sucks at listening to their customers

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 02:48 8

8. fuhrer (Posts: 13; Member since: 29 Apr 2013)


I would like to see Bluetooth file exchange, ext sd card, Widgets, usb OTG

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 02:54 4

12. FlushGordon (unregistered)


Usb otg and ext SD cards?
Lol you know damn well APPLE avoids them like the plague, no?

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 02:52 2

9. FlushGordon (unregistered)


Expect some over the top "revolutionary" exageration by the time the OS is announced.

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 02:53 3

10. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1148; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


And iOwners wonder why we love Android. It's not all about big screens.

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 02:58 1

14. E34V8 (Posts: 52; Member since: 16 Dec 2011)


Those are all great functions. I doubt that more than 1 or 2 will make it in to iOS 7, but they and many more are all available in Android. And from 4.1 above, the performance is great (on the Nexus devices for sure), so... why wait for Apple to do nothing?

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 03:44 4

15. Meleagru (Posts: 84; Member since: 03 Dec 2012)


Aren't those all features present in Android right now?

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 03:50

16. MC1123 (Posts: 1236; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


i think redesign UI would be good but i think file manager or mass storage wont and will never happen on an apple device coz agaun apple is preventing piracy... NFC is a, maybe, must right now but with apple closeness, share with co-idevice is the best solution.. so they could still lock there users..

dont get me wrrong people.. just an opinion!

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 05:31 2

19. jeff1434325 (Posts: 93; Member since: 07 Aug 2012)


iOS users...just choose Android, and all these heavenly features will be yours. lolz.

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 05:48

20. geekfreak (unregistered)


Missed on one thing, NFC requires a Hardware Chipset to Support. But if the OS could Support then the next possible iPhone should have Capabilities to support too.

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 06:09 2

21. vhammoudeh (Posts: 4; Member since: 03 Jun 2012)


Funny how everything mentioned has been on Android from the start...

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 09:22 1

26. lyndon420 (Posts: 1712; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


I liked the one where he wants 'Google's services' tied more tightly into ios.

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 12:00

27. drnggaj33 (Posts: 127; Member since: 29 Feb 2012)


all of these sound like andriod phones to me ijs ....get a nexus tablet 7" and sam note2 youll be fine and you can add more storage with a sd card for the note2 ijs

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 12:08

28. buccob (Posts: 1354; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


So bottomline.... the most wanted feature in iOS 7 is to boot Android... basically

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