iOS 7 to allow blocking of calls from specific phone numbers

We already went over all the new major features that iOS 7 will bring to select iPhone and iPad owners. The minor tweaks and improvements, however, deserve to get some attention as well, even though not a whole lot of them were highlighted during the iOS 7 announcement. A small feature that many iPhone users will truly appreciate is the ability to block specific phone numbers...
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1. chunk1x

Posts: 248; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

I thought that all phones can do that already.

4. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

That's right! Apple is slowwww..........

24. vzwincred

Posts: 29; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

im not trying to defend apple here but the only way im able to do this is through rooting my current android device. just saying.

27. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I don't believe you sorry.

33. ncarlosmiguel

Posts: 206; Member since: May 14, 2013

Why would you even block Bridget Prophet?? :D

34. david84

Posts: 2; Member since: May 26, 2011

I don't know what phone you are using, but my Samsung galaxy s3 and htc one s can block phone numbers without rooting the phone.

42. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

All the phone I ever use can block number. I have an iPad but I don't own iPhone as its over price. LOL! After learning this I glad I didn't. HAHAHahaha!!

37. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

All HTC android phones with their phone sense app have the feature already. All normal android phones can have a number added, then set to always go to voicemail.

5. ihatesmartphone unregistered

Can I block 911?

9. iami67

Posts: 334; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Nope apple is way behind in the times still trying to catch up.

20. stealthd unregistered

Actually they can't.

30. TechDork

Posts: 402; Member since: May 10, 2010

Actually no, not all phones can do that right from the phone itself. You'd either have to root it or go through the phone company.

2. FlushGordon unregistered

This is patent no. 78789098 Now they will be on the prowl on who's going to copy this feature Oh wait....

3. zig8100

Posts: 243; Member since: Dec 13, 2012

Everytime is see these "new" features for iPhone I always say "they didn't have that"? Just shows how the iphone is a dumb phone evolving into a smartphone. Android started as a smartphone and that's why its always will be more advanced then iOS. Period.

7. Seymur

Posts: 19; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

I had the same impression about auto app update thing.

18. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

@zig8100 You are one hundred percent correct. However, this slow evolution/copying of Android is great news. I tolerated Android's crappy OS, even after Jellybean, cause lack of features in iOS. Everyone knows, Android is just a clunky OS, it just offers more.

32. SleepingOz unregistered

"..Android's crappy OS...Android is just a clunky OS.." That's why Apple tried so hard to copy every single bit of it.

35. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

The clunk is still an Android exclusive...maybe next year Go to Youtube and search GS4 sad

39. 90ninjas unregistered

That's a poorly-coded, heavily-skinned adaptation of Android whose transitions were also poorly animated which actually can be fixed. Otherwise, the phone does not lag.

6. ihatesmartphone unregistered

How about call recording? owh...maybe in ios8

11. damokles unregistered

some countries wouldn't allow that, because of you know why

16. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

If you didn't know, most states forbid, or make it illegal to record calls, just a FYI. It has nothing to do with OS.

29. ihatesmartphone unregistered

Just suggestion..:)

38. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

You can, but it has to beep every few seconds and you the person have to warn them you are doing it.

31. TechDork

Posts: 402; Member since: May 10, 2010

One of my old phones from Verizon (flip phone, back in 2006ish) allowed you to record phone calls....good times.

8. jibraihimi

Posts: 806; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

So they have copied almost all the features from Cydia, in quest to obliterate it.........

10. iami67

Posts: 334; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

What why cant i thumb down anymore did they change something to the site thats strange.

14. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 592; Member since: May 26, 2011

Because a select few users have abused that option. If you have a problem with something somebody stated, you'll have to create a comment regarding your disagreement. Maybe they can bring it back and just limit it at the worst to 3 of less thumb downs per day as opposed to simply removing the feature altogether.

12. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

after reading the comments I thought the same when I hear Android and their project butter to "reduce" lgaging.... Iphone had it years ago is out fo the box.. to me is more important than those gimmick features

13. Musty18591

Posts: 17; Member since: Jan 11, 2012

ios 6 ( reply with a message ) ios 7 ( Update all apps .... block some numbers ) i still wonder if it has SMS delivery reports no wonder why ios is lag free .... now all Apple Fanboys won't mention the word fragmentation anymore ... as they decided not to support ipod touch older than 5th gen ... iphone 4s or iphone 4 whats the point of having some visual changes Only ... THATS called A launcher ... although i find the ( Icopied " 7 " ) somehow nice -_-
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