1. Spencerdl's Avatar
    In terms of hardware, one thing we really do need is a bigger and longer lasting battery! I don't know about you guys but the battery will be a big deciding factor for me when my upgrade comes for the next gen iphone


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    Interesting ..I have the Blackberry Z10, I had the Galaxy S3, and I can honestly say that I get BETTER battery life on my iPhone 5s. IMHO...this short battery life that the iPhone is accused of having, is NOT exactly true in MY world of smartphone usage. However, just like with the Z10 and SG3, I carry an extra battery (Mophie Air) for my iPhone 5s. All three devices are/was on the Verizon network and where I live, I have excellent signal and my phone is not always looking for a signal which can drain batteries.
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    01-31-2014 05:50 PM
  2. WhiteSponge's Avatar
    Customization ^^

    Better energy management for longer battery life

    Some of the app icons from Apple need some redesigning ~
    01-31-2014 07:30 PM
  3. meashishnd's Avatar
    juzt really amazing concept ios 8
    Looking to the Future: iOS 8 and Beyond-ios-concept-1.pngLooking to the Future: iOS 8 and Beyond-ios-concept-2.pngLooking to the Future: iOS 8 and Beyond-ios-concept-3.pngLooking to the Future: iOS 8 and Beyond-ios-concept-4.pngLooking to the Future: iOS 8 and Beyond-ios-concept-5.png
    02-19-2014 04:19 AM
  4. Metro1088's Avatar
    The only thing I'm really looking forward to is iOS getting support for more languages. Bulgarian is still missing and for older people this is a deal-breaker.
    02-19-2014 11:02 AM
  5. mfm77's Avatar
    Two musts for me: better notifications, and file attachments for emails. Everything else is icing on the cake.


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    02-22-2014 08:42 AM
  6. Richard Nieves's Avatar
    The next iOS needs to be optimized for the large iPad screens. There is a lot of screen real estate and now even more powerful processors, this could be put to even better use with the large screens.
    I agree. I love my ipad but I really do wish it used its screen realist ate better. Better yet, I wish it was more of a mash up of Mac OS and ios. Not a full fledged os and was based mainly on ios, but had more features and a different home screen set up. Some Mac OS features I would like to see

    - multitasking (side by side apps
    - more intelligent 3 finger gesture. Can someone tell me what app I'm switching too? It would be nice to arrange your open apps. And then simply swipe through those. The current way cycles through in a way witch makes no sense to me. I love the three finger gestures to navigate just please make it more understandable.

    - a more robots notifications tray. This can be similar to OS X with the ability to pull it open from the side. Due to larger status bar it would also be nice to have notification add on pop up here.

    - for control center, just add it to the multitasking menu. I'd much rather swipe up to multitask anyway. I hate double tapping!

    - maybe some widgets and an app drawer for apps?

    - allow more content types and some simple file management as well as uploading and downloading from the web. WHY DOES IOS NOT ALLOW UPLOADING FILES TO THE WEB YET!!! It's essential! Especially for a tablet!

    I think this about sums it up. For the iPad.

    These are for ios in general
    -For notifications I love the new today screen. PLEASE ALLOW THIRD PARTIES TO ADD CONTENT HERE! The today screen has the potential to be an awesome day planner, just needs third party support. Also remove the missing tab and condense the weather on the today screen to a widget similar to ios 6 (shows today's weather in icon and number form and tapping it changes to week form)
    -Allow third party support for contacts, calendar, Siri and reminders. This will extremely add functionality and ability to the system.
    - give Siri some new features similar if not better to google now.
    - please bring back list view in calendar and allow reminder integration into calendar ie, reminders show up on the calendar if they are assigned a date.
    - use more of the dark theme and maybe instead of plain white the background could be a whitened blur of the home screen.
    - more design polish. It just doesn't seem as polished as ios 6. I like the general more modern look but some elements really bother me.



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    02-25-2014 04:58 AM
  7. Krishnendu Banerjee's Avatar
    Larry Pager: I agree to your points. (y)
    02-27-2014 12:29 AM
  8. Ipheuria's Avatar
    When I think of a new iOS I want to see changes made to make things easier, faster and more efficient for the user. I like iOS 7 and the few things I didn't like about the interface I got used to. So I wouldn't change anything just smoothe out the rough edges to make things more consistent and work like butter. As for the things I'd like to see in iOS 8 quite a few are from my wants for iOS 7 because Apple probably either wont do them or they just haven't gotten around to an implimentation of the idea.

    Local Siri for basic set of commands - It's silly when I ask Siri to call someone and it fails because there is no internet connection. The contacts are on the phone and dialing the number is a simple task. I feel this would make Siri seem more reliable and take some of the strain from the servers due to less requests. It would also allow faster response from Siri and go towards getting more users to use the feature.

    Access to playlists from lock screen - It is silly for a user to need to unlock the device and launch the music player just to browse a playlist and play one song. There is a Jailbreak tweak which does just that already. It allows you access to the playlists from the control center. It results in less time with the screen on which translates into battery life savings. It might be only a few seconds but it does add up especially for people who listen to music constantly.

    Up Next feature in the music app - They already have this in iTunes on the computer. Playlists and music libraries are enormous. Plus most people at times have a set of songs they want to listen to at times. Also sometimes you are listening to a song and you just want to hear a particular song afterwards. It would be easy to just look through your playlist find the song and tap a + to add it to the up next que.

    App/folder icons anywhere on the home screen grid - I don't want the ability to put the icons anywhere. It will still adhere to the grid currently used for icons. I just want the ability to put the icons anywhere on the grid that I choose. If I want icons down the left and right edge of the screen, in a sqaure border, etc. It's cosmetic but it adds to the ability to distinguish devices. I understand that Apple wants to keep it simple for the majority of their users. When the app is installed have it go to the grid like usual. So the user can then tap and hold to move the app after that. The regular user will just accept the apps position once installed. Anyone that is advanced enough to know how to move an app can't be confused they know where they put the icon. I just don't see the downside.

    Logical Siri - What I mean is that right now using Siri the device doesn't function logically, or maybe naturally is a better word, like you would expect. If you're listening to a song in a playlist and you ask Siri to play a particular song. The song will play and then silence when it ends. Naturally you would have expected the rest of the playlist to continue playing. The same thing if I use Siri to make a phone call in the middle of a podcast or playlist.

    More powerful Siri I want to be able to say "Siri shuffle my playlist" and be asked which playlist and then it plays shuffled. Right now I can use Siri to play the playlist that is all. I have many Calendars and many Reminder lists. If I try to add and event or a task it's a nightmare so I don't even bother trying. I want Siri to see that a holiday is coming up and prompt me "Do you want to disable your 6AM alarm due to tommorow's holiday?". I want to use Siri as a real digital assistant, maybe I'm expecting too much but better to aim for the moon right?

    TouchID for at the least Apple apps - I'd like to see TouchID used for more but I understand if it's not done just yet. However at least for Apple's own apps it seems silly that I can't use TouchID for those. The Apple Store app is an example so I'd like to see them at least extend it to cover all of their own stuff.

    More DnD options - This one is simple many people don't have the same block of time every single day where they don't want to be disturbed. You might want to sleep in on the weekends, have a different schedule, etc. Like the alarms I want to be able to set different DnD ranges.

    Customized Control Center(CC) buttons - The CC is easy to get to, it's available from the lock screen. Now I just want to be able to set at the very least the buttons inside. I like the ability to turn BT and Wifi on/off but DnD is of no use to me. So if I could change that to Data it would give me an easy way to turn my Data on and off.
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    02-27-2014 01:41 PM
  9. Kashan Osama's Avatar
    When I think of a new iOS I want to see changes made to make things easier, faster and more efficient for the user. I like iOS 7 and the few things I didn't like about the interface I got used to. So I wouldn't change anything just smoothe out the rough edges to make things more consistent and work like butter. As for the things I'd like to see in iOS 8 quite a few are from my wants for iOS 7 because Apple probably either wont do them or they just haven't gotten around to an implementation of the idea.

    Local Siri for basic set of commands - It's silly when I ask Siri to call someone and it fails because there is no internet connection. The contacts are on the phone and dialing the number is a simple task. I feel this would make Siri seem more reliable and take some of the strain from the servers due to less requests. It would also allow faster response from Siri and go towards getting more users to use the feature.

    Access to playlists from lock screen - It is silly for a user to need to unlock the device and launch the music player just to browse a playlist and play one song. There is a Jailbreak tweak which does just that already. It allows you access to the playlists from the control center. It results in less time with the screen on which translates into battery life savings. It might be only a few seconds but it does add up especially for people who listen to music constantly.

    Up Next feature in the music app - They already have this in iTunes on the computer. Playlists and music libraries are enormous. Plus most people at times have a set of songs they want to listen to at times. Also sometimes you are listening to a song and you just want to hear a particular song afterwards. It would be easy to just look through your playlist find the song and tap a + to add it to the up next que.

    App/folder icons anywhere on the home screen grid - I don't want the ability to put the icons anywhere. It will still adhere to the grid currently used for icons. I just want the ability to put the icons anywhere on the grid that I choose. If I want icons down the left and right edge of the screen, in a sqaure border, etc. It's cosmetic but it adds to the ability to distinguish devices. I understand that Apple wants to keep it simple for the majority of their users. When the app is installed have it go to the grid like usual. So the user can then tap and hold to move the app after that. The regular user will just accept the apps position once installed. Anyone that is advanced enough to know how to move an app can't be confused they know where they put the icon. I just don't see the downside.

    Logical Siri - What I mean is that right now using Siri the device doesn't function logically, or maybe naturally is a better word, like you would expect. If you're listening to a song in a playlist and you ask Siri to play a particular song. The song will play and then silence when it ends. Naturally you would have expected the rest of the playlist to continue playing. The same thing if I use Siri to make a phone call in the middle of a podcast or playlist.

    More powerful Siri I want to be able to say "Siri shuffle my playlist" and be asked which playlist and then it plays shuffled. Right now I can use Siri to play the playlist that is all. I have many Calendars and many Reminder lists. If I try to add and event or a task it's a nightmare so I don't even bother trying. I want Siri to see that a holiday is coming up and prompt me "Do you want to disable your 6AM alarm due to tommorow's holiday?". I want to use Siri as a real digital assistant, maybe I'm expecting too much but better to aim for the moon right?

    TouchID for at the least Apple apps - I'd like to see TouchID used for more but I understand if it's not done just yet. However at least for Apple's own apps it seems silly that I can't use TouchID for those. The Apple Store app is an example so I'd like to see them at least extend it to cover all of their own stuff.

    More DnD options - This one is simple many people don't have the same block of time every single day where they don't want to be disturbed. You might want to sleep in on the weekends, have a different schedule, etc. Like the alarms I want to be able to set different DnD ranges.

    Customized Control Center(CC) buttons - The CC is easy to get to, it's available from the lock screen. Now I just want to be able to set at the very least the buttons inside. I like the ability to turn BT and Wifi on/off but DnD is of no use to me. So if I could change that to Data it would give me an easy way to turn my Data on and off.

    I second this,Well iOS is based on a completely different concept: on giving users a simple,easy and friendly user-experience,in addition to that,they might consider these things aswell...


    1. Making touch ID available to devs for their apps

    2. Following from above,option to set password on apps or use touch id for apps

    3. To have place your quick notes on NC in order to view that easily

    4. The reminders are always shown up in NC and NOT just only when the reminder time comes close

    5.Homebutton touch alternative: NOT as some awkward accessibility option but as a useful and sound alternative,to effieciently switch b/w the apps,it is really a bother to press homebutton every time when you are on touch...

    6. Have some improvements with design choices of iOS keyboard "keys design" (it has gone old and boring and bit unintuitive aswell) and ability to have swipe (which can be turned off of course),and a fifth row of numerals/symbols

    7. To have the ability to modify the order of apps in which notifications display,like if we want to keep reminder app notification on top,we can adjust it,and it won't go down in the list no matter how much,say messages/mails we receive
    7. To give apps some sort of freedom to integrate a bit into the OS while this,I consider is highly likely to happen,but still It would be extremely good (keyboard apps,other apps I can't seem to remember BUT they are essentials if they can integrate into OS it would be good)

    8. A common file-manager that at least covers files/data of basic iOS apps (MAIL,reminders,notes,ibooks etc) and have the option to send the data b/w apps open them..

    9. Make iWork an already integrated app

    10. have siri the ability to close the apps and with it,possibly a switch impose restrictions on Siri...

    11. Other small enhancements in mail app (more options to do stuff)

    12. AND THIS: Appswitcher/NC/swipe from bottom left to mid right (well that sounds silly sorry) gesture, to open a quick launcher to quickly launch apps from there,THIS IS THE most freakin annoyance,hindering productivity of phone,we have to go the homescreen and then swipe/tap the app button,quick launch can have apps such as "phone,mail,messages" etc upto 4-6 apps...

    OR

    maybe some alternative that provide quick moving from app to app...

    OR

    have the ability to spotlight search from anywhere

    13. and this aswell -> Quick Reply for "Mail and messages",may be quick compose aswell,the bitesms integration of quick compose is exceptionally freakingly awesome...


    14. Other little improvements in "NEW" safari (bring back some useful options of ios 6 safari)

    Mail (have more customizability,ability to have a folder to save attachments,this is only viable if we
    would have a built-in file manager)

    Messages app NEED much needed features:
    • It must have an option to delay send like bitesms or cancel a text while sending (delay-sending is preferable as cancelling sometimes doesn't actually cancel the message,part of which is received on the recipient's phone)



    • and this,the feature which Only I,myself had advocated in the whole cruel world (LOL) Ability to copy a part of the text from the text bubble



    • copy multiple bubbles at once in messages app




    • to have a private folder where all hidden messages go (much like screened messages on feature phones)


    15. Remainders: Lockscreen have Remainders set on NC displayed

    16. Notes:

    • Lockscreen can have notes displayed
    • ability to categorize notes,in notes app


    OR

    14. Snippets on Home Screen :-,now this will require widgets, Apple won't do it ever but still xD it would be extremely productive if Apple introduce Widgets on Homescreen and change the look of first home screen (which will show widgets,the look factor is for the fact that the first homescreen looks more oriented towards widgets rather than icons) and the icons are just a swipe away

    Now what does these snippets do,these snippets acts like pinned notices on notice boards/or even maybe they can be tiles,always keep us reminded of information,any useful thing,or any other info,relating to studies,Bank account code etc etc etc.these snippets are directly integrate with notes app,so these would be extremely helpful? how is the idea folks do tell me?


    17. Ability to modify Control Center,adding more switches,more options,change options etc etc



    And here is my personal idea...

    OK customizability is not Apple's cup of tea,but they can still provide some sort of "internal settings option" along with a switch in options -> system -> turn internal settings on/off

    So that those who want to use the device as it is don't even bother for it and those who want to tweak their device a little can turn the option on....It would be extremely productive to me...


    This is my longest post here,really really looking forward to the ambassadors and the mods and seniors members to have a look at it and have their say/comments/criticisms...Why am I saying this? because I spend a whole lot of time in it with enthusiasm and sort of from the heart It is difficult to explain but,I have started to love apple...
    Last edited by Kashan Osama; 02-28-2014 at 05:34 PM.
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    02-28-2014 04:48 PM
  10. Ipheuria's Avatar
    I also want less interuptions in iOS 8. An example is when calls come in they take over the whole phone. The screen is used by the phone interface and once you have answered the call you must then return to the home screen and relaunch whatever app you were using at the time. It is frustrating at times and it requires more work from the user. Instead I would prefer the call controls to overlay on top of the frozen app allowing you to interact with your call. It works well with the new iOS 7 transparency theme because the call screen would show the app beneatch just as the NC shows the home screen beneath. The top taskbar would turn green even when the call controls are on screen. So once you've answered, added a call, switched a call etc. you tap the taskbar and the call controls disappear and the app you were in is on screen as before and resumes from the frozen state. This is less interruption for the user and takes away some of the effort to then get back into the flow you were in before the call.

    Call comes in, the app is frozen and remains on screen, the top taskbar turns green to minimize and maximize call controls
    Looking to the Future: iOS 8 and Beyond-call.jpg

    After call is answered, user input etc. tap the taskbar and the call controls go away putting you back into the app
    Looking to the Future: iOS 8 and Beyond-call.jpg
    03-05-2014 09:56 AM
  11. Tommy-boy's Avatar
    I'd like for iOS8 to reverse course on the flat cartoonish look of the UI. iOS 7 looks like an aging program from the mid-80s with a UI designed by Nickelodeon.

    -Tom
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    03-11-2014 04:26 PM
  12. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    I honestly think that based on what I have seen in the medical apps now...IOS 8 is going to take the medical field to a new level of treatment where you won't even have to see your doctor except over the phone and depending can give a diagnosis and treatment right over the phone.
    03-12-2014 02:00 PM
  13. kataran's Avatar
    Keyboard options


    Sent from my iPhone 5s Gold 64GB
    03-12-2014 05:44 PM
  14. Amamba's Avatar
    There's a ton of things they could do, but the top ones in my opinion are

    • Better multitasking
    • A semblance of file management
    • Customizable "Today" pulldown - the current one is a joke
    • Show reminders and events in one calendar view.
    • Open up FaceTime to other platforms, unless you want it to be that obscure thing people used before Hangouts.
    • Themes would be nice... if only icon themes. Widgets would be better, but it's very un-Apple.
    03-25-2014 11:44 AM
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