iOS 6: what is on your wish list?
0. phoneArena 11 Jun 2012, 03:10 posted on
What do you want to see in iOS 6? What are the features you absolutely want the new platform version to have, regardless of whether they are rumored to come or not? This is the topic for discussion we have for you today, and the comment section below is where you can present us with your suggestions...
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3. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
The whole startup process should have the Imperial March playing in the background. Then a video message should play featuring Tim Cook calling every new iPhone owners to action to go out and prosletize to the world about features iOS 6 has that other phones have already, with heavy emphasis on buzz words. Then the iPhone should turn into a face hugger and inject the owner with nanoseeda which will transform him or her into the Walking Braindead, the iDrone... The perfect soldier.
Or, you know, face unlock will be cool.
4. Whateverman (Posts: 3250; Member since: 17 May 2009)
I would like to see a more robust UI. The grid has served the iPhone well, but a more complete UI would add some appeal.
11. biophone (Posts: 1910; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
Isn't android using a grid of apps just with battery draining widgets that contain useless information? Yea sure i want widgets on ios as a option but I would hardly use them. I just fail too see how you seem to infer that ios is incomplete because of a lack of customisation. Which really makes it more complete in a way because in android the user is left to complete the ui whereas apple did what they thought was best and in all honesty they probably do a better job then the user would. You could also view all uis as incomplete just based on thr fact they are changing and are never truly finished.
23. mozes316 (Posts: 142; Member since: 30 Sep 2011)
A guy makes an honest reply, with nothing bad to say about iOS and you're just so... "catty" and angry. I don't get it... You mad, bro?
48. biophone (Posts: 1910; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
That catty tone was put in there by you as unfortunately tone doesn't really carry through in text.
51. mozes316 (Posts: 142; Member since: 30 Sep 2011)
You're right, tone does not carry through text, but your lack of facts and ability to defend your favorite OS without sounding/seeming like a bitter jealous girl, just makes your response so lame...
24. Fallout09 (Posts: 421; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
And your mom is going to make you Raisin Bran for breakfast every morning because she "Thought" it would be best for you.... Mean while, big boy Andy who can make his own decisions is across the street with a wide selection of delicious cereals to eat ranging from Lucky Charms to Frosted Flakes. Tell me again who does it better?
34. Nikonmorous (Posts: 16; Member since: 16 Oct 2011)
What if "Big Boy Andy" was OCD? By the time Big Boy Andy finally made up his mind as to what to eat, the little mommy-fed boy across the street finished up college, and move to Cupertino, California to be the CEO of Apple.
38. Fallout09 (Posts: 421; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
I could see this happening.... And true to today the Apple CEO is full of crap from eatting all that bran.
42. Nikonmorous (Posts: 16; Member since: 16 Oct 2011)
I would much rather be full of crap than having nothing to offer.
49. biophone (Posts: 1910; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
I see you made an attempt at humor. Ok then moving on...
39. Whateverman (Posts: 3250; Member since: 17 May 2009)
I think you already know that wasn't a dig at iOS and if I wanted to slam the iPhone, I could do a whole lot better than asking for a more robust UI. No matter how you look at it, iOS in its current state IS just an app launcher with a really smooth transition effect...that's it! One size doesn't alway fit all, and the only thing stopping some people from buying an iPhone is that same old boing grid that the iPhone has had for the last five years.
Oh, and Android users aren't left to do anything themselves. Every Android phones comes with apps preloaded to homescreens out of the box. But the OS allows us to change it as WE see fit. Customization is apparently a dirty word to ios users, but some people actually like it.
46. biophone (Posts: 1910; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
Ok let me get into a couple of things
-first of all you seem to think I thought you were slamming ios which is not the case. However you toke a common jab it calling it a mere "app launcher." This is were I take grief because that all an os is anyways. A portal to varying functions. Android disguises it sure by letting you change that portal or gives you information right off the bat via widgets but at its core that all an os is a portal but that in itself doesn't make it boring or incomplete. If your idea of exciting is widgets by avoiding the painful task of 1 click on a screen then we make a psychosocial difference here.
- Second I'm not really arguing the merits of customization as the really depends on the type of person you are all I'm just talking about the views of the os itself.
50. Whateverman (Posts: 3250; Member since: 17 May 2009)
I thought i felt a little heat from your reply, but if I interpreted it wrong, I apologize.
Here's the thing, the app launcher thing kinda fits. Maybe it seems like a jab and even used as a jab by most people, but that what iOS looks like to many Android users. When we hit the "app launcher" on our phones, it looks like a grid full of apps. Apple even used the Samsung app launcher in it demo to show how they copied iOS. I think that makes the comparison pretty much accurate. Looking at a boring 4x4 grid where I can't even see my wallpaper IS boring to me, but if you don't mind...cool!
And the widget thing isn't about avoiding "1 click", it's about avoiding the swipe, swipe, swipe, swipe, swipe, swipe, swipe, swipe... (Where the hell is it?!) Swipe, swipe, swipe, swipe... (Screw it!) ... Home button, home button, search... Typing in the name of the app you're looking for ... Then 1 click. The OS is solid, I don't care what anyone else says. But it needs a little customization IMHO.
28. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
Exactly bio phone android has the same grid except widgets. And what's a widget but an app that displays information. Exact same concept. It's hilarious when android fans think their UI is somehow more complicated.
30. Fallout09 (Posts: 421; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Wait a minute.... Android users never said it was complicated.... It is IOS users who pick up a friend's Android phone and say "This phone sucks, because it is too complicated!"
35. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
Android users say ios is too simple and an app launcher. Android is also an app launcher but add widgets.
36. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
oh man, if only that were the only difference, you would almost have a point.
but like normal. you dont.
47. biophone (Posts: 1910; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
Android is complicated to use because of the expansive menus and variances between devices. However like ios its a mere app launcher too you just have a bit more freedom in how you go about it.
41. Whateverman (Posts: 3250; Member since: 17 May 2009)
My homescreen isn't in a grid pattern. It can be, but I have the choice not to make it so. And it isn't as complicated for those of us who have mastered the art of the "Press and Hold".
5. mas11 (Posts: 1034; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
Redesigned UI with widgets and more customization options. Seriously who isn't bored of that app grid by now?
29. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
Rude the funny thing is android is also just an app drawer with widgets. A widget is an app that displays info.
33. eDiesel (Posts: 142; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)
Bro i mentioned earlier that ios is an android app drawer that shift horizontally. Quit trying to switch it around.
21. darkkjedii (Posts: 19808; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
I love iOS but I'm ready for widgets and a new look
6. chemhaz (Posts: 161; Member since: 04 May 2012)
An Android emulator so i can make use of the useless iPad2 work provided me.
31. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
Useless? The enterprise market disagrees since 95% of business tablets are iPads.
8. tarozeero (Posts: 16; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)
I have such a strong feeling that they're gonna 'borrow' a little bit of the live tiles concept in WP7 and incorporate it into their 'new' OS, then claiming that it's never been done before (because the majority of consumers have never heard of live tiles & WP7).
Then again, it's just a hunch.
12. ScottSchneider (Posts: 334; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)
I would like to see it have the cloaked morphing camera software that changes the iphone's looks into that of a SGS 3... Like how Megamind does with his Morphing Watch...
13. Jessekincade3 (Posts: 1; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)
i know its not really a feature but compatability with an iphone 3gs :)
14. spoks (Posts: 44; Member since: 01 Jun 2012)
copycat of other platform's features and for sure in WDC apple would be telling the whole world that apple is the first to do those features because they have renamed it...
15. GeekMovement (Posts: 2144; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)
If they produce something very original I will take a look into their products, but I'm honestly not expecting too much. I feel that it's going to be something we've already seen before.. maybe in a different form.
16. WinC76 (unregistered)
I don't have any Apple products, but after using some of my friend's iPod Touches, iPhones and iPads, I think the App Store UI needs a major overhaul. The fact that it doesn't automatically load the next list of apps once you scroll near the bottom kinda annoys me cause you have to keep on pressing the button to show the next few apps. What makes it worse is that when you start to download an app, it minimises it and takes you to the screen to where the app is gonna be. And once you go back to the App Store, it will go back to the top of the list again and you have to scroll down agin
What they should do is make it kinda similar to the Google Play Store UI where it automaticaly loads the next few apps when you reach the bottom and also when you install apps, it should just take you back to the list where you were viewing before and show a download bar. You Apple fans should agree on this cause the current UI is just very inconvinent. It felt like Ovi Store on S60v5 phones.
18. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)
Guys, stop trolling the iOS article. It didn't even say anything stupid. Come on.
I would personally enjoy seeing, like others said, a somewhat new and changed UI, or some features added to it. I'd also like to see some important business things like a file manager, USB file transfer, etc. That'll probably never happen though, because Apple tends to steer their mobile devices away from productivity and more towards home entertainment. But it would be new and different to see, and certainly a nice change for some Apple people I know!
19. chinnu.friend (Posts: 1; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)
A browser that supports flash player, live wallpaper, options to keep widgets, cosmetic changes in the appearance of the icons, option to customize fonts, remove or hide clock, an even better battery life. Most of all, iPhone 5 :)
20. handicrapguy (Posts: 30; Member since: 29 Oct 2011)
Some shortcuts to enable/disable wifi, bluetooth, 2G/3G, gps etc... It would also be nice to have gestures like the ipad does.
25. wsucoug13 (Posts: 164; Member since: 04 May 2012)
It has to have real multi-tasking, widgets, more customization, shortcuts, face-unlock, and app store overhaul..... just to keep up with ICS. To leap-frog Androids OS we gotta see something new we haven't thought of.
26. wsucoug13 (Posts: 164; Member since: 04 May 2012)
Oh and support flash!!! good godd apple c'mon
27. jibraihimi (Posts: 751; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)
C'mon guys it's Apple and it's iOS, so stop making any wishlist; because you know whatever u gonna wish from apple it's not going to happen........... They will only include features which they want to, and if they see ur wishlist then they will surely remove any of the features, that is in ur wishlist and they had included it in iOS6.............. :)
45. thedarkside (Posts: 652; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
i wish there was an app where all id have to do is push it and some how 15 seconds later my fridge was filled with beer. the best kinds of beer like yuengling, or shock top number 9, or a few different samuel adams. hmm, c'mon apple.
oh and an app the turns the iphone into a tie fighter.
ooh ooh ooh... and and and it makes me breakfast. Siri quit being a lazy bitch.