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

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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!



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101 Comments

1. dapsta

Posts: 21; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

So you basically want an android phone lol.

2. doubler86

Posts: 320; Member since: Jan 26, 2011

damn you beat me to it. lol

5. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Ray you forgot about Bluetooth transfer to other device too.

11. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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

16. Sangeet

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

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

75. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

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

85. karimhasebou

Posts: 11; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

wifi direct would be better

9. andrews317

Posts: 15; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

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

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.

22. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 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).

28. bucky

Posts: 3785; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

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

29. WyclefJean

Posts: 44; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

aNDROID hATER dETECTED!!

31. Aeires unregistered

I don't want a leggy phone either.

32. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

You made my day lol...

38. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 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.

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

48. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 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

71. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

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

101. milesboy5

Posts: 179; Member since: Nov 07, 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???

39. crazymonkey05

Posts: 188; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

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

40. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

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

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

86. giri555

Posts: 111; Member since: Mar 15, 2012

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

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

63. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

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

99. darkkjedii

Posts: 31054; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

19. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2350; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

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

102. Kenahn

Posts: 8; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Or buy a android? lol.

50. suneeboy

Posts: 201; Member since: Oct 02, 2012

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

52. martinlosha unregistered

Jailbroken IOS >>>>>> android

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