1. manicmarc's Avatar
    I would love a new API that allowed long-running, battery intensive tasks to be scheduled overnight when plugged in - the way way iCloud backup works. That way dropbox would be able to do its thing without me needing to remember to open it (and without their current workaround of using location services to constantly relaunch the app, which ironically probably uses more battery life)

    3rd Party Accounts and Single - Sign - On - (like Android)

    More Visual Spotlight, like OSX

    Google Now style 'preemptive alerts' about traffic, appointments, etc

    For iPad, a way to turn on Push email only when the device is in use - I don't want it going off all day, but when I am actually using it push email would actually be quite handy.

    VoiceTime

    Ability to turn off iMessage for specific contacts (when people realise its free, they can go mad and send way too many messages!)
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    05-04-2013 04:23 AM
  2. Dryland's Avatar
    Just one... For the love of God, please disable the ability to shoot video in portrait mode. That is all.
    Haha, you reminded me of this vid:
    http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=Bt9zS...%3DBt9zSfinwFA
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    05-04-2013 06:37 PM
  3. Grabber5.0's Avatar
    I'm pro-choice on this matter, but that was darn funny!
    05-04-2013 07:42 PM
  4. got556's Avatar
    First post and all that, hello iMore.

    I am a long time android user and you can check out my devices I have had on xda but let's just say I have had roughly every flagship android from every manufacturer to date... With the exception of LG.

    So now that I am taking some much needed R&R from dear ol Andy and making a total tab/phone/computer switch to Apple I suppose I have a few things I would like to see carried in to iOS 7.

    As many have said, more functions within the notification bar. Quick toggles and swipe to clear notifications. My fingers have a hell of a time hitting the "x" and then "clear" and why do I have to tell it twice that I don't want it in my notification.

    Now this is debatable whether the 5 can even do it or if it is a VZW issue but voice over data. I don't need it but its handy. So either apple or VZW need to get cracking.

    Time stamps within the SMS. When someone says they will be 30 minutes I want to be able to go back and see when they said that.

    I am against widgets. Even on my S3 and Note 2 certain widgets would slow down screen swiping.

    A CHOICE to have an app drawer so I can clean up the home screen and alphabetize the apps.

    I know this can be done through theming but the choice to darken everything. Shut those pixels off on black and conserve the life of the screen and save battery.

    Without jail breaking the ability to download large apps from the App Store straight to the device without the need for iTunes or wifi.

    More improvement in Maps but Google Maps is working fine for me I suppose.

    Still learning iOS so if this is possible I apologize but ability to use home screen in landscape.

    Move the M button farther from the backspace key.

    That's all I can think of for now. Loving the 5 and iPad 4 and mini thus far. Selling off some more stuff to get an i7 Mac mini to ssd and throw some more ram at.

    I really hope they don't "flatten" iOS like they're alluding to. If I wanted a windows phone look which I had the 8x I would have stuck with it.
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    05-04-2013 08:54 PM
  5. Ryan Goodman's Avatar
    I WOULD LOVE TO SEE a lot more different things happen with iOS7. I would love to hear some kind of sound while tapping a application. With facebook i would love to hear more notification sounds instead of just messages and friend requests. I would also love to see a total re-design. A 12MEGApixel camera and more things to do with pictures

    Sincerely,
    Ryan
    05-05-2013 06:46 PM
  6. chris_328's Avatar
    Ability to clear all notifications
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    05-06-2013 09:33 AM
  7. swarlos's Avatar
    First post and all that, hello iMore.

    I am a long time android user and you can check out my devices I have had on xda but let's just say I have had roughly every flagship android from every manufacturer to date... With the exception of LG.

    So now that I am taking some much needed R&R from dear ol Andy and making a total tab/phone/computer switch to Apple I suppose I have a few things I would like to see carried in to iOS 7.

    As many have said, more functions within the notification bar. Quick toggles and swipe to clear notifications. My fingers have a hell of a time hitting the "x" and then "clear" and why do I have to tell it twice that I don't want it in my notification.

    Now this is debatable whether the 5 can even do it or if it is a VZW issue but voice over data. I don't need it but its handy. So either apple or VZW need to get cracking.

    Time stamps within the SMS. When someone says they will be 30 minutes I want to be able to go back and see when they said that.

    I am against widgets. Even on my S3 and Note 2 certain widgets would slow down screen swiping.

    A CHOICE to have an app drawer so I can clean up the home screen and alphabetize the apps.

    I know this can be done through theming but the choice to darken everything. Shut those pixels off on black and conserve the life of the screen and save battery.

    Without jail breaking the ability to download large apps from the App Store straight to the device without the need for iTunes or wifi.

    More improvement in Maps but Google Maps is working fine for me I suppose.

    Still learning iOS so if this is possible I apologize but ability to use home screen in landscape.

    Move the M button farther from the backspace key.

    That's all I can think of for now. Loving the 5 and iPad 4 and mini thus far. Selling off some more stuff to get an i7 Mac mini to ssd and throw some more ram at.

    I really hope they don't "flatten" iOS like they're alluding to. If I wanted a windows phone look which I had the 8x I would have stuck with it.
    Agree with everything in your post.

    The home screen can't be used in landscape so you're not crazy LOL.

    I would love to see the settings toggles in NC.

    Would also love to see features from Bitesms brought to the stock app such as quick reply and quick compose plus the ability for pass codes and changing the theme.

    Also would love to see something like color keyboard cause I love being able to change my keyboard theme.


    Sent from the collector home world.
    05-07-2013 03:08 PM
  8. elliwhi's Avatar
    Ok, I don't understand why on my old iPod Nano 5G, I could get radio even though its not a WIFI device, but on iPod touch 4G I need WIFI and an app to stream radio? Why can't it just have radio without wifi. So much easier.

    We should be able to block people from texting us and face timing us.

    AND PLEASE APPLE I BEG YOU, GET RID OF NEWSSTAND! or have an option to have it on your home screen or not.
    05-12-2013 01:24 PM
  9. mynameis's Avatar
    It has been said before, either on this thread or another, but hiding Apple default apps. I don't see this happening and I get it. Why would Apple want to let users have the ability to eat rid of their apps? I honestly don't think they do. But it would satisfy so many consumers. I hate having two mail clients, two browsers, etc. I use maps and calendar, but not safari and mail. Something new with the notification center would be nice as well.
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    05-12-2013 04:22 PM
  10. Seggzy's Avatar
    Customization
    05-16-2013 09:02 PM
  11. Ipheuria's Avatar
    Increased DND functionality - Just the mot basic example many users will not have the same DND needs on the weekend as they do during the week due to work, kids, etc. There should be the ability to set more than one DND range just like the alarms.

    Bluetooth and Wifi toggles - The toggles can be put in the Notification Center and would allow people easy one swipe ability from anywhere to turn BT and Wifi on and off. Since these two things can drain battery power which more and more is becoming the big differentiater in smartphones the toggles give users easy access. It is easy to tell a person to turn off their BT when it's not in use to save battery power but then try to lead them through the steps of turning it off and then back on when they need it. It is not easy or is it easy to remember.

    Music player app gets up next - The up next feature in iTunes is awesome, with ever expanding playlists and libraries even in a playlist sometimes a user will have a sequence of songs they want to play/listen to. So up next would allow the user to que up the songs in the order they want.

    Playlist enhancements - Why is a user not able to do something as simple as change the name of a playlist on the device? You can hit edit but that only allows you to add and delete songs in the playlist. You should also have the option to tap and hold the name of the playlist and rename it. The "Done" button when editing a playlist lives at the top of the list, when there is a large list of songs in the playlist that leads to a lot of scrolling. The button should be on both the top and bottom of the playlist so that when you are finished editing depending on where you are in the list you can either scroll to the top or down to the bottom.

    Playlists in iCloud - When I change my playlists it is a mini nightmare to update it on all of my 4 devices. If it was in iCloud I could just update the playlist on one device and have the changes propogate to all devices.

    Music app from the lock screen - The screen is a huge drain on the battery and the longer it is on the more battery it uses. The double click of the home button makes the accidental activation of the music app unlikely. So why can't I get to it from the lock screen? It is not a security issue. It also makes it quicker and easier to do things requiring less time for the screen to be one. Now you have to wake up the device, unlock, then launch the music app and make the changes. If instead you double tapped the home button made your change and then put the device back to sleep it would save time and a bit of battery life too.

    Change the label of pictures - When I take a picture I want the ability to change the label in the photos app. Just like in Pages and many other places I want to tap and hold the name to then be able to edit it. I can rename pictures to put them in a certain sequence, make them stand out by theme among the hundreds of other photos I have.

    Wish upon a star
    Put app icons anywhere on the home screen grid - This is something I would give anything to have in iOS 7 but it's something that I don't think we will get in iOS anytime soon. The ability to put app icons and folders at any spot on grid of the home screen. The icons/folders will still be on the grid they just would have the freedom to be put at any point of the grid.
    Last edited by Ipheuria; 05-17-2013 at 02:19 PM.
    05-17-2013 11:30 AM
  12. mulasien's Avatar
    I think there are "would like to have", and "must haves".

    The must haves are features that are available on competing smartphone OS's that are seriously leaving iOS behind by not having it. It's especially holding it back from moving beyond just a media consumption tool into being an actual productivity work tool. Those would include (in my opinion):

    - actionable notifications from the notification bar (i.e., reply to a text or delete an email from the notification bar). In the same vein, more granular control over the notification bar, being able to clear individual emails, etc instead of clearing the entire group.
    - some form of local file repository, accessible by all apps that could use it. We don't *need* to have a full blown file system (though it would be nice), but we need to be able to save files to our device (such as documents, PDF files, etc) and be able to open those same files from any app that can use it. The current solution of file storage within an app is clunky, and lags far behind Android's offerings.
    - better communication between apps - this is HUGE. Apps need a better method of communicating with each other. I want to be able to go into my photos app, and be able to choose to export a photo to whatever other app that can use it (not just facebook and twitter). There are other uses for this as well besides pictures. I understand the reason for Apple's silo'd approach to apps for stability reasons, but some changes need to be made to allow some communication between them. Again, Android's implementation is miles better in this regard.
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    05-17-2013 01:15 PM
  13. deadp1xel's Avatar
    Notification Center*

    Accessible from lock screen.*
    Lock screen widgets*
    Sync NC notifications across devices (If the user reads on one device it doesn't appear on other devices as unread)*
    3rd part yaccess to create widgets.*
    Quick settings widget (wifi, Bluetooth, etc)*
    Gesture controlled (swipe to delete)
    Actionable notifications (reply to texts, etc)


    Safari
    Omnibar
    Betterusername/ password saving (keychain access; see below)
    Full screen mode on iPad*
    Extensions

    Camera App

    Photo rewind feature (like blackberry to remove blinks)
    Photosphere feature (like android)*

    Settings

    Keychain access (syncs with keychain access on Mac, editable, allow developer access)
    User created gestures.*
    Change system fonts/colors/theme/iMessage chat bubble colors
    Guest mode/user login for iOS devices
    Blackberry balance like work and home modes

    App Store

    Ability to delete core apps, re-download from store.*
    Automatic updates for apps.*
    New App Store design. Easier to discover apps

    Spotlight+Siri

    Integrated.*
    Search medical databases
    Allow developers to build into them*
    Allow Siri to access apps like rdio to control music
    Music tagging*
    Search by photo
    Allow users to type in spotlight to launch apps (like Alfred on the Mac), preform calculations, do status updates to various networks, etc. basically bring just type from web OS to spotlight.*

    PassBook

    Support for credit/debt cards, transit passes.*
    Support for NFC hardware*

    New system-wide UI


    Automater For iOS*

    Create workflows
    Same basic functions as OS X version*

    FaceTime*

    Group FaceTime*
    Screen sharing

    Photo Streams

    Allow friends to add to photo stream*
    Add method of approving photos/comments to photo streams
    Raise photo stream cap from 150 photos*

    Sharing options*

    If a user downloads pocket, add pocket to share menus. Allow debs to add their app to the share menu.*
    Users can control which apps appear in the share menu via settings, can remove apps they don't want to appear in the share menu.*
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    05-20-2013 07:02 AM
  14. Fausty82's Avatar
    The biggest thing for me is that iOS 7 needs to provide a way to transfer the contacts information to a car stereo system. Currently it supports a subset of the PBAP protocol/standard that allows the contact information to be displayed on the radio screen ("caller ID" function), but there is no way to transfer the contact phonebook to the radio memory via BT.
    06-02-2013 01:32 AM
  15. supratik's Avatar
    How many of you think Apple would underwhelm us again in June? Google seems unstoppable , new features and updates coming fast, Apple sitting like lemon on cash piles only.
    06-02-2013 03:38 AM
  16. Fausty82's Avatar
    How many of you think Apple would underwhelm us again in June? Google seems unstoppable , new features and updates coming fast, Apple sitting like lemon on cash piles only.
    My take on this? Incredibly doubtful. We’ll know soon.
    06-02-2013 10:17 AM
  17. deadp1xel's Avatar
    Lol google didn't have anything for I/O.
    06-09-2013 08:46 PM
  18. swarlos's Avatar
    The biggest thing for me is that iOS 7 needs to provide a way to transfer the contacts information to a car stereo system. Currently it supports a subset of the PBAP protocol/standard that allows the contact information to be displayed on the radio screen ("caller ID" function), but there is no way to transfer the contact phonebook to the radio memory via BT.
    Yes please!!


    Sent from the collector home world.
    06-10-2013 04:18 AM
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