x PhoneArena is hiring! Reviewer in the USA

10 new features we'd like to see in iOS 7

Posted: , by Ray S.

Tags :

10 new features we'd like to see in iOS 7
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. And no wonder, after all, iOS hasn't seen a major overhaul since its first release in 2007. Sure, Apple has been perfecting the platform ever year, adding numerous new features and improvements, but its look and feel have remained largely the same, making it appear boring and static compared to its rival, Android.

But this isn't the only problem that iOS is facing today. If we go back in time, we'll find out that in 2007, smartphones weren't that mainstream. What this means is that when the iPhone came out, it seemed like a versatile and feature-packed powerhouse. In 2013, though, everyone has some kind of smartphone. People are much more knowledgeable about mobile tech, applications and the possibilities our favorite gadgets hide. With that, users demand greater control over their mobile experience. They want more advanced features, higher customizability, and a more open environment that allows their smartphones to be even more useful and reliable in their daily grind. In October last year, former iOS chief Scott Forstall was removed from his position, and replaced by Jonathan Ive - the person mainly responsible for the amazing design of your iPhone. Now, Mr. Ive is in charge of both hardware and software, and with that, speculation is circulating that iOS 7 is in for a drastic overhaul.

In what direction is Ive going to take iOS? Is he going to authorize the implementation of previously forbidden features, or is he simply going to replace some of the graphics here and there? We don't know just yet, but what we know is what we want to see in the next version of iOS. And here it is!

  • Options

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 02:42 150

1. dapsta (Posts: 20; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)

So you basically want an android phone lol.

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 02:46 77

2. doubler86 (Posts: 320; Member since: 26 Jan 2011)

damn you beat me to it. lol

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 02:53 54

5. phil2n (Posts: 487; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)

Ray you forgot about Bluetooth transfer to other device too.

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 03:53 5

11. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)

I don't see how that feature would be all that important.

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 04:30 33

16. Sangeet (Posts: 232; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)

@comment no 11 :-Transferring files is important douchebag!!

posted on 19 Apr 2013, 08:59 3

75. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)

Of course, you are typical limited iConboard user, just a kid
Otherwise it's a complete ripoff of android, like stolen statusbar :-)

posted on 05 May 2013, 05:26

85. karimhasebou (Posts: 11; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)

wifi direct would be better

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 03:34 9

9. andrews317 (Posts: 15; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)

Yeah me to XD. I was here for this comment.

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 03:52 5

10. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)

Basically he wants a phone that just works which is what the iPhone does well. Just having features just to have them seems irrelevant.

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 05:08 18

22. tedkord (Posts: 13785; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

You should squat in a bowl of cool water. It'll help.

He should get a Galaxy S3 or S4 if he wants a phone that just works, then he could have all those features he wished for, too.

Don't you just love that whenever Apple users are asked what they want in the next iPhone, they always list features Android has had for years. But, that's why 7 of every 10 people choose Android, and 1.5 million new Android devices are activated every day (or about 500 in the 30 seconds it took you to write your silly post).

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 06:31 10

28. bucky (Posts: 3101; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

Yea but iPhone user don't want leggy, crashing and cheap looking versions of this requests.

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 06:42 13

29. WyclefJean (Posts: 44; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


posted on 18 Apr 2013, 07:08 22

31. Aeires (unregistered)

I don't want a leggy phone either.

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 07:15 12

32. shuaibhere (Posts: 1986; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)

You made my day lol...

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 08:14 7

38. tedkord (Posts: 13785; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

Then it's a good thing it isn't 2010 anymore, and Android is as smooth as iOS while being leagues more versatile and functional. You can have it all.

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 09:06 3

45. kboo1995 (unregistered)

Are you sure that you are talking about planet earth -Andriod?
Last time I checked my SGS3 took 6 seconds to open the phone app

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 09:30 8

48. magnanimus (Posts: 559; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)

Can you put all whats on your s3 on an iPhone and the iphone wont crash? if the two phones have the same number of content, u'll see the difference

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 17:24 3

71. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

might be something wrong with it, mine came up virtually instant.

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 10:20 1

101. milesboy5 (Posts: 179; Member since: 07 Nov 2012)

Even on 4.2.2 my galaxy nexus had some troubles...Yes I know it has a dated processor but isn't that what Project Butter was for??? To make sure every device running Android was buttery smooth???

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 08:15 7

39. crazymonkey05 (Posts: 182; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)

Android is smooth well mine has less crashes then my friends iPhone 3gs and I'm using a custom rom

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 08:33 5

40. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)

The last time I checked, laggy devices existed 2yrs ago. Get with the times, noobcake! ;-)

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 08:55 3

42. kboo1995 (unregistered)

Please man don't waste your time in this blog
There is no single Tech fans here
Just Some android fanboys or Apple haters

posted on 07 May 2013, 03:43

86. giri555 (Posts: 111; Member since: 15 Mar 2012)

bucky, you are a d**khead...a fool

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 08:59 2

43. kboo1995 (unregistered)

Please spare me
People don't give a f**k about these features
Here ,in my country there is more than 15 million people who have android
Most of them don't even know it's called Andriod
People use it for 1 reason:CRACKED APPS

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 13:21 4

62. lyndon420 (Posts: 4953; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)

Apple could remove features and Mxyz would call it innovation. He lives off of red thumbs...why feed into it for him.

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 14:02 1

63. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)

Can you please do us all a favor, and say your name backwards? ;-)

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 07:29

99. darkkjedii (Posts: 24339; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

I see your point Mxy. Nice to have, but its like power telescopic steering in a car...not that important. +1.

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 04:40 4

19. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2285; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)

Lol just jailbreak the damn thing., that's the only way, my ip5 looks some what nice

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 10:39

102. Kenahn (Posts: 8; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)

Or buy a android? lol.

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 09:33 2

50. suneeboy (Posts: 201; Member since: 02 Oct 2012)

Can't believe someone thumbed that down...its true lol

Want to comment? Please login or register.

Latest stories