What would you like to see in iOS 7?
But what is iOS 7 going to be like? That's surely a very interesting question, as there's now a new head of the development team at Apple, and it's Mr. Jony Ive himself. Has he managed to overhaul the beautiful, but aging interface? Is he going to revolutionize the iOS experience in ways we haven't imagined? Nobody knows yet, but hopefully it'll all become clear on June 10.
We've already come up with a list of features that we'd really love to see in iOS 7, and while we considered slipping it under Mr. Ive's front door, we aren't really sure if this is going to work. But we know when Apple would listen! They would listen if the people tell them what they want in iOS 7, so why don't you, guys, help them out and start posting your wishes in the comments right now? Well, OK, we can't really guarantee that someone from Apple is going to see this, although our informed and passionate audience is pretty big, but it'll at least be fun, right?
What would you like to see in iOS 7? We're all ears!
1. Daftama (Posts: 587; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
I don't know
2 separate my missed calls dial calls received calls
3 the abilityto hang up a call on one person when in a three way call
4 change the Lay out
4. msa1988 (Posts: 417; Member since: 30 Mar 2010)
I personally don't care too much for widgets. They are cool, but I could see how they would drain the battery more than usual, which wouldn't make them worth it. What iOS needs is some sort of user interface overhaul. Right now they're pulling a "BlackBerry". What I mean by this is they haven't really changed anything with their phones since they have come out. They need some inovation. Android is ALWAYS upgrading their interface to give the people more variety and selection. Apple needs to do the same. I honestly believe people are getting "bored" of their phones. You can add an extra row of icons, make the screen bigger, and slightly upgrade the camera as many times as you want, but this is not the recipe for success. Do something creative!
30. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)
Nicely brainwashed.... iPhone is inferior in compare to some good Android devices=great stamina even with widgets + easily replaceable battery on the go :-)
My spare battery is in my wallet....... Great :-)
Please, lose you prejudices
33. msa1988 (Posts: 417; Member since: 30 Mar 2010)
Where in my statement did I say I support Apple in any way, shape or form?
64. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)
"but I could see how they would drain the battery more than usual"
its simply not true in every case
49. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4163; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
I don't think widgets use much battery at all. I have at least 1 widget on every page of my homescreen, and I did my own test to see how they affect battery life by taking them all off for 3 days, and I didn't really notice any battery differences, maybe 1% or 2%, if at all.
53. buccob (Posts: 1854; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)
Widgets don't drain your battery unless they are refreshing everytime (like twitter, facebook widgets)...
BUT quick toggles for settings, speed dial for contacts, music buttons... Those Widgets only take a small amount of RAM which is not draining battery, and in exchange they are giving you faster access to features you can only dream with an iOS device out of the box...
24. atsamman (Posts: 74; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)
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
58. YaBoiDre10 (Posts: 84; Member since: 15 Nov 2012)
Just get an android phone. Had those features years ago.
65. atsamman (Posts: 74; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)
I think I will
My neXt phone is going to be an android
But I really like the iPhone "the design& the size" if it had those features I wouldn't switch to android
15. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3135; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
Better give it some customizing love instead.
3. mrblah (Posts: 552; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)
file download in safari
make the phone like a usb drive when plugged in
move icons anywhere with spaces
more like a desktop over all, I want to be able to do everything i can do on my pc on my iphone
19. JonBjSig (Posts: 176; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)
Those first two are never going to happen.
5. ChafedBanana (Posts: 363; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)
If you want all that then tell me why you don't get an Android?
16. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3135; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
This article is meant to be this way...
46. lyndon420 (Posts: 2472; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)
Probably has too much invested into itunes and paid apps.
7. nerdylish (Posts: 51; Member since: 13 Apr 2013)
Live icons and a new UI.
iOS has almost everything other than that.
8. noim1 (Posts: 297; Member since: 15 May 2012)
I know , I know ..
Same ol super duper UI.with all kinds of restrictions.
And this time with 400 new features. With 200 of them being improvement in siri..and other 200 that will satisfy ios users with small updates ..
But the fact is that all ios users want Android features. ..!!
9. p211093 (Posts: 25; Member since: 12 Dec 2012)
shoul change the full ui.make it official opensource.not necessare itunes for music video etc..full use of notification lik android......fill the gaps they thye have miss..
10. Crossblade (Posts: 194; Member since: 21 Apr 2005)
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.
11. desijatt (Posts: 58; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
personalisation.....thats it....nothing else
39. blingblingthing (Posts: 490; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)
Three thumbs down for asking for personalization? Let me give you a thumbs up for your sane request.
52. NewTone (Posts: 21; Member since: 20 Feb 2013)
agreed with blingbling, thumbs up for a simple and reasonable request. Guess those 3 people like being "plain"
13. Shinydesert (Posts: 61; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)
1-A file explorer/manager, and no need to jailbreak just to move files around.
2-Built-in downloader in Safari.
3-LG Optimus G battery life.
4-A newer UI.
Those features would get me back to the iPhone
14. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
Seems that iOS users want features which already exists on Android.
17. bucky (Posts: 1776; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
A few small issues aren't enough to make most change though. Both have their benefits.
43. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
Your reply to my comment is offtopic...
25. martinlosha (unregistered)
No because android doesn't have the apps and games, plus laggs a little and the apps are not that polished or optimized.
Recently I was trying to find a office suite to send some cvs and guess what, no app on the google play matches pages by apple.
What they want on ios7 is all the features of a jailbroken ipad.
Of course ios and android can't match windows, so for work windows 8 atom tablets rock.
34. Whateverman (Posts: 3236; Member since: 17 May 2009)
There is an app called "Simple Spreadsheet" that you could use. There are a few others as well and it took me about 5 seconds to find them with a Google search. Not trying to come at you any sort of way, just saying its there and really easy to find. Hope this helps.
42. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
"No because android doesn't have the apps and games, plus laggs a little and the apps are not that polished or optimized."
This excuse was good few years ago but not today, there is plenty applications and games for Android.
Also talking about iOS applications, they tend to crash more than Android applications (not mine opinion, statistics says so). Talking about the lag, look how lags older iPhone models after update to iOS 6.
45. martinlosha (unregistered)
There are plenty of apps and games for android IF you compare it to windows phones, but there aren't many if you compare it to ios. I mean you are a regular user here I am pretty sure that every time phonearena reviews the best apps and games of the month 80% come from ios.
Apps tent to crush far more on my nexus 10, that's why I sold it, it wasnt a great after sales value either.
One time it crashed when I was working, I am a DJ....
You can imagine the embarrassment.....
My ipad3 has never crushed, not even once, and the tractor DJ app is the best DJ app and if I am not confused is a IOS exclusive.
Talking about lagg the first 4 years, ok maybe the first 3 years when android was released, the phones weren't even useable because of the lagg. We had to wait for the quad core era to see some descent performance.
59. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
Talking about app crash, your personal experience is ain't indicator, statistics collects results from many users not just one.
Talking abou app count in Apple's "App Store" and Google's "Google Play", last time when I have read news, they said that Apple has 800,000 apps in the "App Store", "Google Play" is about at 800,000 and is likely to hit the million app benchmark before iOS.
"I am pretty sure that every time phonearena reviews the best apps and games of the month 80% come from ios."
So you are "pretty sure" or you exactly know that?
And talking about 80%, where you get this statistic or it is just your personal opinion?
Also who decides which game or app is better, or it is just PhoneArena's writers personal opinion?
Talking about lag, look how lags older iPhone models after update to iOS 6 and how much faster works older Android devices after updating to Jelly Bean. And anyway I think it is more important what is happening today, not four years ago!
66. martinlosha (unregistered)
Yes I agree is more important what is happening today, and as for right now all I can see is that google is not trying hard enough with android, no optimisation, not many quality apps, and they don't care about the customers because the os is open source and the manufactors will use it anyways.
It's samsung who is saving their asses every day. That's right, the hardware manufactors are the reason why people by the so called android phones. I will buy the s4 myself, do you think I will buy it because of android?
I don't think so.
I will buy it because of the hardware its packing.
Multicore CPU,13 mp camera and 5 inch screen.
The majority of the people they don't know what android and ios are, they just see a phone and buy it.
The last time I checked 8 out of 10 apps of the month were ios exclusive, that's 80%.
When it comes to games then ios beats android 99% there are no exclusive games on android in general, let alone exclusive games worth playing.
Plus if i am not mistaken on the nexus 10 the games use to run without special effects.
67. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
"...for right now all I can see is that google is not trying hard enough with android..."
Look at iOS evolution and Android OS evolution, Android OS evolves faster. iOS lacks majority of features which Android OS already has for many years. For example read all comments below current article, iOS users want features which already exists on Android.
Talking about updates and optimizations, older Android OS based phones after updating to Jelly Bean started to work much faster while in Apple camp older iPhone models after update to iOS 6 started to work much slover. Also don't forget how lame and buggy was recent iOS 6 updates...
Also don't forget about Apple maps "quality" and iPhone 5 resolution incompatibility with older apps. And if you stil say that iOS apps has higher quality, then why statistics says that they tend to crash more. What about news that iOS is more vulnerable than Android?
And after all that you still think that Apple is working harder improving their OS?
60. user312 (Posts: 68; Member since: 21 Aug 2012)
Actually androids phones got faster with the 4.0 and 4.1 updates not the processor, like the Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy S3, EVO 4G LTE, One x, ect. had dual core processors and were faster than the iPhone 4, 4s, and 5.
18. FlushGordon (unregistered)
Apple will copy Android anyways....
21. bucky (Posts: 1776; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
Android has already taken almost everything from apple anyways.
61. javac (Posts: 102; Member since: 04 Mar 2013)
Wait what!!!! The iphone has a retina display!!!!
dang # best #screen #on #the # market
When in reality it has 336 ppi and androids are working with 441...
Did you know the iphone doesnt even have an HD screen? The resolution is just under 720p
So when you get your fingerprint scanner ill just use my facial recognition software. When your asking siri whats the weather outside ill have it as my backround. When you want to back up your contacts and calander to icloud ill be backing up everything in my phone with gmail. ( songs included) when you want to download music ill be pulling it off a cloud storage offerred free by google. When you want share an app with someone you go ahead and find that on the app store, ill be using nfc to send them directly to it. I think ill stop there but i could go all day
22. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 495; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)
I'm not asking too much, but For Peat' Sake. Change the design, why make it long?okay make it long but make the design proportion. Make it wider or something. Blue tooth sharing, SD slot. Give color to the design.
57. stealthd (Posts: 1024; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)
You do realize every smartphone now has a 16x9 display right? They're all "long"
23. martinlosha (unregistered)
1. More integration and sharing options between apps and services online and offline.
2. Full screen mode for safari browser.
3. Better multitasking interface.
36. biophone (Posts: 1900; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
iOS 6 got fullscreen.
I actually like the multitasking interface. Very simple
47. martinlosha (unregistered)
Sorry I meant full screen for the tablet version of safari,
The tablet version hasn't got full screen.
The iPhone version does have though.
56. buccob (Posts: 1854; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)
Get Opera browser...
But yeah, it sucks not having integration and having to copy/paste links everytime...
So you might as well just get an Android...
28. yowanvista (Posts: 336; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)
File Manager, sideloading apps, ability to use other rendering engines for other apps (as a dev), new UI.
29. geekfreak (unregistered)
ReDesigned UI - Mass Storage Mode - File Sharing over Bluetooth/ NFC/ Wifi Direct.
44. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
How you will get NFC from iOS 7 ???
55. buccob (Posts: 1854; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)
right... but I do remember one version of the iPhone having a bluetooth chip without officially supporting it, until they update their OS version...
They only showed a Nike+ something app... which was based on bluetooth... I think it also happened on an iPod Touch
Anyway I know this won't happen here...
Funny how people here keep wishing for features found on Androids since a long while...
32. Shrihari (Posts: 79; Member since: 29 Jan 2013)
installing ios7 on 3gs will be like installing only the jb launcher on the gingerbread based rom and releasing it like an major s/w update...(this kind of update is always done by apple->not providing the main features of the update but still the update exists for older devices)
37. blingblingthing (Posts: 490; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)
I wonder if Serta will be displaying their new mattresses during this conference?