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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17. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

and fandroids wont mention updates as they get them a year later.. and phones with LESS than a year are usually forgotten.. yes Android... does it..

28. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

See, when an Android device gets an update, it gets ALL of the features of the update. And if doesn't get updated, you can always do it yourself through XDA so your statement is invalid.

36. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

XDA is not a legitimate alternative, sorry You shouldn't have to be forced to freaking root your device. "when an Android device gets an update, it gets ALL of the features of the update" - it's too bad not very many get updated

43. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I really don't know why Apple fanboy after paying so much keep on have to defend their device choices. I ok with both my android phone and iPad 3. Both serve its purposes just that I feel Android more worth it as I get more use and pay less.

15. pixelado

Posts: 130; Member since: Feb 16, 2013

My LG Cookie from 2008 did that already. Thanks for catching up.

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 31063; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Apple was behind on some features, that's true but they've caught up. I don't see them resting on their laurels anymore. I think the sleeping giant is up for good now.

21. fervid

Posts: 183; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Is this just a copy of Android in doing by number only or did they actually innovate and improve on it by selecting a contact to block all numbers of that contact (present and future).

22. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

wow, a feature I have had since 2008. Congrats, Apple

23. darkkjedii

Posts: 31063; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'm loving this new interface more and more. Good job apple, you finally decided to stop resting on your laurels, and took a chance. Now stay on the treadmill like google does.

40. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

It takes a lot of effort to stay on a treadmill day-in and day-out. I wonder if Apple has the commitment to not rest on their laurels going forward. Apple hasn't exactly led the pack in R&D investment.... Their specialty has been investing in patent litigation.

25. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

I assumed this was a given already being a smartphone or in the company of them. At least it will make grandma happy being able to block some of her lesser loved ex bridge partners.

26. iami67

Posts: 334; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

What major features im still looking for them seems like all the same old stuff lol

41. Antonyjoseph

Posts: 217; Member since: Apr 06, 2013

Wow!! This is a new feature? I thought all phones already did that.
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